Some of the kids had fun and some of the kids just scribbled on the paper for points. I was happy at those who did the work -- even though it was 'Make-Up' Day and they were supposed to be finishing undone assignments.
I've been a little under the weather this week, so fewer updates (sorry). So here's a bonus comic. The link was posted by Anonymous on the thread back in September when that thread seemed to get a popularity boost.
I've chosen to be sincerely flattered by the imitation, particularly because all my marks are still included. It makes for a good explanation of the first comic were it introduced in a math class.
Every now and then I check the traffic to my two websites. The numbers are nice to know, but even nicer is where people are coming here from. Just curious, really.
And curiosity gets the better of me when I see a domain name that's unfamiliar. Yeah, I have to check it out. Usually, it's nothing more than a mention in the blog roll that someone clicked on, probably the blog's owner. I use my own blog roll as a set of bookmarks, and I can't be the only one.
However, sometimes I get a real mention, in an actual post, and that (usually) makes me happy. (Okay, so bad reviews can sting, even in no-name blogs.)
Two recent ones, which I'd like to give a shout-out to:
Yan Jiang's Blog Site calls (x, why?) "Math without tears", and singles out the Coffee Logic post, along with its Spiked Math variant. Yan Jiang is an academic staff member at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. So my modest, humble little side project is making people happy all around the world. Yes, that makes me happy, which, I guess, means no tears.
The second recent mention was in Tech @ BB&N, the blog of Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School. A recent entry (actually from July, but I'm still getting pings) spoke about the use of technology in the classroom, mentioning iPads and webcomics. While they primarily mention Brown Sharpie, there's a list of other math and science webcomics. The review: (a math comic - tends toward puns)
Can't dispute that. And I'm happy to be mentioned in the company of xkcd, Peebles Lab and (again) Spiked Math.
Mr. Burke is a high school math teacher in New York as well as a part-time writer, and a fan of science-fiction/fantasy books and films.
He started making his own math webcomic totally by accident as a way of amusing his students and trying to make them think just a little bit more.
Unless otherwise stated, all math cartoons and other images on this webpage are the creation and property of Mr. Chris Burke and cannot be reused without permission.