# A Guide to Mathematical Emotions

## 22 thoughts on “A Guide to Mathematical Emotions”

1. I always love looking and at your maths drawings, right on the mark every time. This one is particularly good, keep it up!

2. Tonja says:

A horrifying combination of algebrage and explagony happened to me on my master’s thesis. I thought I had this beautiful little proof for one scenario in my thesis, so I set it aside and moved on. But as I was typing it up, I realized that I was 100% wrong. The reason I thought it worked? A small algebraic error. I believe it was even an insolent quadratic that did it to me!

3. Alvaro says:

This one is very good!

4. Toft says:

The National Puzzlers’ League refers to the Foggy Summit feeling as “igibidgi” (pronounced “iggy-bidgy” I think) which is an acronym that stands for “I Got It, But I Don’t Get It.”

5. Wow this is sooo accurate and on time too! I have a maths exam tomorrow!

6. Doug M says:

Pencil abandonment.

You have been getting nowhere for days, and in a flash of brilliance you see the answer, but you don’t have the ability to write it down.

7. Ricky says:

There’s only one solution to Explagony: double down!

8. Fermatosis: “I have found the most remarkable solution to all of these issues, but unfortunately the margins of my skull are too narrow to hold it.”

1. Doug M says:

Brilliant!

I have one more.
Oblivious to the Obvious. It is obvious that….uh

1. Thanks, Doug. Oh, and I was right: it IS obvious.

9. “I’ve reached the top…
So why can’t I see anything?… :)”

10. brainfished, never had a proper term for it…I just called it gold fever 🙂

But if I put myself in the place of a fish, I think I like brainfished. Seems pretty accurate.

11. i can’t wait until you put emoticons to all these emotions !

12. Oh my word, way too accurate!!

13. Audrey says:

This is the FUNNIEST thing I’ve read from you yet! I just cried: I was laughing so hard. Sending this to my geometry students. I think they’re far enough into the semester that they’ll get it.

14. This is so brilliant.