In the beginning, God created Algebra.
And the world was filled with awe and mass confusion.
Graphs, variables, tangents, crawled all over the face of the earth.
And God was pleased.
And he said, let there be Geometry and Trigonometry so that Algebra will not be alone.
And Algebra was happy. And my math teacher was happy.
I will be the serpent to tempt away the variables of math so that it will rule me no more.
Source: H.D. (Bellingham student)