Student Airs #4
Mathematics teachers often "fear" yet share the humorous mistakes (i.e. gaffes) that students make on tests. As revealed in these ten Actual mistakes by students on non-mathematics questions, mathematics teachers are not alone in their "misery."
Note: All of these student "misteaks" were collected by Jerry Robinson, who published a set of them each Sunday in the New York News column "Flubs & Fluffs," accompanied by an interpretive cartoon. He did this for twenty years, which implies perhaps that students always will have "airs"! Thanks Mr. Robinson...
- Because of the teacher shortage, many retarded teachers are being asked to teach again.
- A Dust Bowl is a post season football game.
- Even teachers make mistakes, as they are not inflammable.
- Our heridity is determined by the number of jeans our mother and father gave us.
- Columbus discouraged America in 1492.
- There are many caterers on the moon.
- I like the story "The Last of the Moccasins."
- An ignoramus is a pre-hysterical animal.
- The Russians live in the Gremlin.
- Most of the world's automobiles operate on the principle of internal commotion.
And, as a piece of trivia, this same Jerry Robinson was an early (and legendary) artist for the Batman comic book series... in fact he is the co-creator of Robin, Alfred, The Joker, and The Penguin.
Source: J. Robinson's True Classroom Flubs & Fluffs, Scholastic Books, 1970