my math professor:
- keeps saying "hell yeah, baby"
- writes "function" as "FUNction" with the corresponding emphasis and pause when he writes it
- went "eugh, robots" when someones siri went off in their pocket
- said "you see that show tidying up with marie kondo? every single one of these sparks joy in my heart" while going over a bunch of example problems
- said "we're gonna go ham on this then" while factoring a polynomial
more of my math professor:
"if you have a graph, don't worry about it. if you don't have a graph... start worrying." - on function symmetry
"The tech people they just, they don't respect me." - while wrestling with graph software
"I don't need no control panel, I'm just reading a book!" - while wrestling with adobe acrobat
"who the hell wants to cube like, negative three and do stuff to it like that."
"CAN YOU DIG IT!!" - upon graphing a function he thought was cool
@prophet_goddess what's his twitter
@prophet_goddess there’s a whole bunch of french mathematicians working on models for “the field with one element” which they’re writing F_un and calling the field “fun mathematics”
@prophet_goddess FUCK YES
@prophet_goddess I had a math teacher in high school who'd stand in front of the class and say
"Want to see the fastest guns in the west?"
And then say a second later, after doing nothing
"Want to see them again?"
He'd just do this once every few weeks apropos of nothing.
When your job is also your passion
@prophet_goddess math teachers whonlike their job -really fucking love their job- and were essential to me not failing math.
@prophet_goddess ...imma be honest if I had that guy as my maths teacher I would be in love with maths too, he sounds amazing.
like a mathematics version of Bob Ross.
@prophet_goddess I love this guy
@prophet_goddess I CAN DIG IT
@prophet_goddess *... dig. dig it. dig yourself baby. forget it~"
@prophet_goddess ok your math professor for real owns
@prophet_goddess I like em
@prophet_goddess please tell me there are t-shirts with your prof's face on them
I'll wear one
This makes me wonder what stories students are going to tell about me when I start teaching. I suppose this is what I can aspire to.
@prophet_goddess this is the most beautiful series of posts. 😻😻😻
@prophet_goddess hell yeah, i had an environmental sciences professor with the exact same sense of humor
@prophet_goddess Honestly math profs are real good
@prophet_goddess I like this guy.
@prophet_goddess I am truly quite inspired by this. How great to love what you do so much!
@prophet_goddess He's not wrong
@prophet_goddess my hero
@popefucker he completely rules
@prophet_goddess I had a math professor my sophomore year who gave the best lectures I was ever privy to.
"okay, so you go out walking one day, okay... on a force field. you go out walking on a force field, just like you do every day. walk walk walk..."
"and as you go walking along, you're peeing, okay? you're just, peeing along, and your pee makes a line like this. Is that okay? are you okay?"
it's also important to mention that he has a heavy and completely divine British-Chinese accent.
@diodelass oh my god. that's amazing.
@prophet_goddess I had to read this twice because this all sounds like my functional programming professor this term, who has named every week's lectures as "fun with monads," "fun with types," etc.
@prophet_goddess Are you at Pitt, by chance? That sounds an awful lot like my linear algebra prof.
@drwho no, I'm at a community college in connecticut.
@prophet_goddess can we trade math teachers
@prophet_goddess has he mentioned functors? If so, ask him when a functor that has as its object another functor, why is the first functor called a mother functor?
@prophet_goddess hmm sounds like a nerd
@prophet_goddess this person sounds like my college alegbra professor last year
after writing some stuff on logistics, and a formula "thats some cool stuff right there!"
Please encourage this man to contract with Khan Academy, or failing that, sign on for a You or Peer Tube channel.