07 December 2008

Kids these days...

Shitload of math due Monday, from The Onion:
Making matters worse, students said, was their math textbook, which reportedly doesn't even have any of the freaking answers in the back.
How would these kids feel if they learned that eventually the questions aren't even in the book, but you have to come up with them yourself?

2 comments:

Ben said...

How would these kids feel if they learned that eventually the questions aren't even in the book, but you have to come up with them yourself?

I'm still a little upset about this point. If only I could go back to the good old days when I just had to pass tests.

Efrique said...

It's far worse than just having to come up with questions.

If you're an academic researcher, you have to come up with questions that at least some experts agree are interesting questions (or it won't be published), but which haven't already answered by such people, and which you nevertheless can answer ... hopefully before someone else does.

That's what makes coming up with the questions tricky.