The Four Operations of Arithmetic

A pessimist’s take

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  1. You could couch this as the five stages of grief in math too:
    Denial: It can’t be this hard…
    Anger: OH MY GOD IT REALLY IS THIS HARD…
    Bargaining: I’d do anything to make this easier…
    Depression: I’ll never calculate anything, my life is over…
    Acceptance: Fine, I’ll just pay the nerdy kid to take the test for me…

  2. Or, if you’re the Mock Turtle in Alice in Wonderland, “ambition”, “distraction”, “uglification” and “derision”. Derision seems to be a common theme…

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