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Posted: 1/20/2006 3:07:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 3:08:55 PM EDT by LonePathfinder]
We've had a couple threads lately about college and not only the stupidity that goes on outside the classroom, but about how college students are not as knowledgable as they once were in the past.

Perfect example.

Wenesday was the first class in my Business Finance Class. Its a 300 level course, and you figure that the students would have some basic understanding of math right? I mean the prerequisits are Accounting 1 and 2, Macro and Micro econ and Statistics 1; and all business majors have to complete math through calculus 2, and by this point (junior year...its a 300 level class) most should have the math done as well.

So the instructor gives our first quiz. You know those take attendance by quiz things, and to give you a freebee full quiz grade to start off the year. The first three questions are lame, what is your favorite movie, where are you from. Whatever.

Questions four and five are:
"4) How many months are in a year? in two years? in three years?"
"5) How many quarters are in a year? in two years? in three years?

Now here is where it gets really hard
"6) If I give you a $100 that you put into a savings account that pays an interest rate of 1.5% annually, what will be the future value of your deposit one year from the date you deposit the money?"
"7) 8 * (3-5) + 16 = ? "
"8) 16 + (3-5) * 8 = ? "
"9) 4 + 6/2 - 3 + 4 * 2 = ? "
"10) Solve for x: 3x * 0.5=50 + x "

Now I said this was supposed to be an easy grade right. Only catch is you can't use a calculator. You don't need it. Basic basic math. Right? Guess not.

He hands back the "quizes" today. two 10/10's (mine and someone elses...I think the chinese kid ) two 9/10's two 8/10's and the rest were 7/10's

WTF!?!?!?! These dumbasses My classmates can't even do some simple math when they are supposed to have had:
Macro Econ
Micro Econ
Stats 1
Accounting 1
Accounting 2
Calculus 1
Calculus 2


PATHETIC!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:14:07 PM EDT
I'm in college, and I would of posted sooner but I couldn't figure out the button things
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:16:16 PM EDT
They are our future CEOs.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:17:14 PM EDT
Order of operations will pooch you every time if you're not paying attention. Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:18:41 PM EDT
business majors dont take real calculus.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:20:06 PM EDT
It's kinda funny how drug dealers are great at math.



- rem
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:20:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:23:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MMcCall:
Order of operations will pooch you every time if you're not paying attention. Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally!





Roy G. Biv says your Aunt Sally can go fuck herself.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:24:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By remedy:
It's kinda funny how drug dealers are great at math.



- rem



You call "I didn't go to no school, but I can count too! One two fo' five! If you so smart, then be countin' these rocks, biotch!" great at math?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:24:58 PM EDT
It all starts in kindergarten.
When the little punks should be learning 2 plus 2,
their ABCs, how to spell America, and the Pledge of Allegiance,
the kindergarten teacher makes them
draw little bunnies, take a nap, sing and dance kumbaya.


Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:53:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
They are our future CEOs fast-food order takers.



fixed it for ya!


No Expert
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:06:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
"7) 8 * (3-5) + 16 = ? "
"8) 16 + (3-5) * 8 = ? "





it's a miracle!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:10:38 PM EDT
from another post, a long time ago:

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:23:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
from another post, a long time ago:

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I'm laughing so hard I can barely type.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:25:24 PM EDT
I kan spel farm, E-I-E-I-O
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:32:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 4:32:24 PM EDT by SevenMMmag]
What dumbshits

What school is this?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:27:43 PM EDT
The only one that gave me any trouble was the last one, and it's only been 18 years since I've done any serious math (electronics school). And I didn't even take any advanced math in high school.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:27:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:
What dumbshits

What school is this?



Guess...Ole Miss...the Rebels...those fools that think they won the war. Only going hear b/c its half price since my father is a research professor in the Jackson Medical center...

Needless to say I am no longer worried that this, or any other class might be "hard"
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