Zitat des Tages über Algebra:

At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics. On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book.

The fun little proofs that you can do with algebra - they are sort of like crowd pleasers in a way. Like, the .9 repeating equaling one. It doesn't take a lot of algebra to prove that, and it's really fun. It kind of wows people. It's like they're watching magic happen right before their eyes.

Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.

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

Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!

Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it.

I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.

Around 1967 Dan Bobrow wrote a program to do algebra problems based on symbols rather than numbers.

I still remember asking my high school guidance teacher for permission to take a second year of algebra instead of a fifth year of Latin. She looked down her nose at me and sneered, 'What lady would take mathematics instead of Latin?'

Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

Dr. Karel Culik is an outstanding applied mathematician, a specialist in algebra, logic, computer sciences and mathematical linguistics. In 1965, he visited the linguistics research program at MIT, and we have worked together on several projects since.

We may always depend on it that algebra, which cannot be translated into good English and sound common sense, is bad algebra.

I don't know why I should have to learn Algebra... I'm never likely to go there.

I was the happiest in English class, and algebra was where I cried.

When I was at school, I was terrible at algebra and arithmetic, but I was always the best at English and literature. And acting, of course.

Life isn't about algebra and geometry. Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about.

I think I still like science and art better, but geometry is a big improvement over algebra.

I probably dreamt about running off to America or something when I was 16 because it just seemed like I was studying algebra and going, 'What am I going to use this for?'

When I went into the seminary, I was one of those victims of New Math and had not had Algebra I and had no idea what we were doing in New Math in the ninth grade. But when I went into the seminary, they had gone the traditional route and taught first-year algebra.