Krensky wrote:To be fair, that's what my friend tells his students, and he teaches AP Calc. Math teacher humor is an acquired taste.
Per his war stories, when asked why you can't divide a number by zero the response he got from someone applying to teach college mathematics was "Because it would anger the Math Gods." Not "it's undefined", not "you can't take X things and divide them into no piles". "Anger the Math Gods".
I'm amazed he doesn't drink more.
Yeah, to me that sounds like the standard response you would get from any math major I knew in college. Just because the guy has a sense of humor and would rather show that than answer a question that is quite frankly beneath someone applying to teach math, does not mean he is dumb.