Catholic Math

Renewed interest in math classes


Little Johnny was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything; tutors, flash cards, special learning centers, in short, everything they could think of. Finally in a last ditch effort, they took Johnny down & enrolled him in the local Catholic school.

After the first day, little Johnny came home with a very serious look on his face. He didn’t kiss his mother hello. Instead, he went straight to his room & started studying. Books & papers were spread out all over the room and little Johnny was hard at work. His mother was amazed. She called him down to dinner and to her shock, the minute he was done he marched back to his room without a word and in no time he was back hitting the books as hard as before.

This went on for sometime, day after day while the mother tried to understand what made all the difference. Finally, little Johnny brought home his report card. He quietly laid it on the table and went up to his room and hit the books. With great trepidation, his mom looked at it and to her surprise, little Johnny got an A in math.

She could no longer hold her curiosity. She went to his room and said, “Son, what was it? Was it the nuns?”
Little Johnny looked at her and shook his head, no.
“Well then,” she replied, “was it the books, the discipline, the structure, the uniforms? WHAT was it?”
Little Johnny looked at her and said, “Well, on the first day of school, when I saw that guy on the wall nailed to the big plus sign, I knew they weren’t fooling around.”


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Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries. - David Hilbert

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Mathematics has given economics rigor, but alas, also mortis. - Robert Heilbroner

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. - Fran Lebowitz

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics. - Eric T. Bell

Well, another day has passed and I didn't use Algebra once. - Unknown

Texas is now a cornerstone of the electoral college for Republicans. - Ed Gillespie

I had an Irish Catholic education. Horrible nuns, vindictive and cruel. - John Lydon

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - John von Neumann

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The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. - Robert M. Hutchins

I can get motivated seeing a kid at my son's school overcome a learning disability. - Jason Alexander

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Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women's economic freedom. - Gloria Steinem

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23-Aug-2019