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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Everything is physics and math. - Katherine Johnson

Revolutions never occur in mathematics. - Michael Crowe

Does the Little Mermaid wear an algebra? - George Carlin

College is a refuge from hasty judgment. - Robert Frost

Pedestrian: a man whose son is home from college. - Unknown

I am an expert in Higher Level Math: You + God = Enough - Zig Ziglar

Dear Math: I'm not a therapist. Solve your own problems. - Unknown

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. - Mark Twain

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

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

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas. - James Roy Newman

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board. - Mark Twain

I was a great student at a great school, Wharton School of Finance. - Donald Trump

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

I come from an Irish Catholic family, and hell-raising is part of the DNA. - Brian Dennehy

Law school is the opposite of sex. Even when it's good it's lousy. - Unknown

Like the crest of a peacock, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge. - Indian Proverb

Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising. - E.C. Titchmarsh

If you took love out of the equation, I wouldn't know what else to write about. - Nick Cave

Life is good for only two things: discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics. - Simeon Poisson

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit. - Alfred Whitehead

When I was in high school, I earned the pimple award and every other gross-out award. - Jack Nicholson

I'm a Catholic deer hunter. I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion. - Paul Ryan

I'm a Catholic and I can't commit suicide, but I plan to drink myself to death. - Jack Kerouac

I like to crack the jokes now and again, but it's only because I struggle with math. - Tina Fey

I am who I am: an Irish Catholic kid, working class from Long Island. And I made it big. - Bill O'Reilly

Show me a Jewish boy who doesn't go to medical school and I'll show you a lawyer. - Milton Berle

It's not uncommon to see kids on the school bus reading books and doing homework on the bus. - Anthony Amero

He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic. - Kingsley Amis

Learning by doing, peer-to-peer teaching, and computer simulation are all part of the same equation. - Nicholas Negroponte

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. - Christopher Columbus

Mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics. - Charles Peirce

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. - George Burns

I played basketball in high school, and I love watching sports - I'll watch everything except maybe hockey. - Andy Roddick

In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame. - Phil Donahue

There are advantages to being President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. - Ronald Reagan

I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at four in the afternoon, I'd be a college graduate today. - George Foreman

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. - Rene Descartes

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. - Theodore Roosevelt

Charity is a very personal equation, like we say charity begins at home. It starts with your immediate help in the house: the people who work for you. - Malaika A. Khan


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15-Oct-2019