Everybody knows the feeling.
 Sandra: I swapped plus and minus when expanding the term in exercise 4 of the math test!

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Everybody knows the feeling.
 Sandra: I swapped plus and minus when expanding the term in exercise 4 of the math test!

Oh Sandra….yeah, I know the feeling. But for me it’s more of a “D’oh!” than a melodramatic scream.
Considering…
Considering…
Considering…
Oh dear.
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I did the same so much times. 🙁
Holy crap! I know how you feel Sandra. You can make yourself feel better by doing a few sets of weighted averages to warm up, and some quadratic functions to finnish off that math high.
My teacher would call me “Abominable/Awful being” if I did such an error
when I look at the first panel the only thing in my mind is:
“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”
This has happened to me, so many times.
Funny, I see this right after my calc midterm.
I accidentally calculated the Taylor series, and radius and interval of convergence, for “(3x)^3”. Then I saw that I was supposed to do all that work for “(3x)^3” >.<
Hooray for losing 20 points when I knew everything I needed to know for the test 🙁
Incidentally, my mistake also had to do with mixing up positive and negative, and was also question #4 o_O
I’d hate to admit how many times I’ve done that
you have my complete sympathy
This is a job for LANDONMAN!! 🙂
I hate it, that was one of the reason I quit math in favour of grammar (nazism)….
Pd: and now Im confused about the dots and the comas
Yeah, we’ve all been there, Sandra. ‘has flashbacks of High School Final Exams.’
…Thanks. Now I’m depressed. DX
The girl speaks the truth.
It’s more beautifull your drawing than the original picture.
I personally liked the little woo in the background of “the scream”. I have to say, nice touch.
Aw man, I hate when that happens! What sucks most is that mistakes like that really become a pain in the ass when you’re doing 3dimensional partial differential equations. You get 5 pages in, then realized you screwed up 3 pages ago. (3dimensional heat diffusion equation in spherical coordinates makes me cry :’C)
That was really an unexpected and excellent move from you, dear creators. =)
I once forgot to divide by 2 when calculating the area of a triangle. The fail! It burns! x(
Larissa: That’s nothing. I swapped live and earth on our math teacher’s old overhead projector.
Sandra: You didn’t!
Math teacher (from afar): ***scream***
Larissa: (Mona Lisa smile) Of course I didn’t.
Math teacher (from afar): Spiders! Spiders in my OHP!!
Larissa: Maybe next week.
Sandra ‘Woosan: the assassin Lady Shiva.
I see what you did there.
I have done this countless times,
Even at university I still sometimes miss that little sign,
which turns the equation from all cancelling out nicely,
to a great monster that requires half the page to write out each step.
“And this is the scream.”
“Why is he screaming?”
“Because he was wrong, and got an F!”
I love S&W.
But i got a hunch you are a Userfriendy.org fan.
The picture of Sandra screaming is just like the drawing of Greg screaming.
I got the UF Tshirt and book. Where can i get the S&W versions 😉
Ha, I didn’t even notice Woo in the first panel.
I do the same thing while cording my program…
And I find it after an hour later.
D’oh!
I can see FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU written all over the first picture =D
Gawd, Sandra. I’ve done that MANY MANY times, although I did a 5x better scream.
Woo= Not a clue
Sandra= Knows what’s going on and makes a big deal outta it.
@ LupisLight:
No kidding, happen to me in a college algebra test two weeks ago.
I know this feeling <.<
Puts you in really out of it if you do that in university exams…
Proofread! Because you never know…
okay 2 days of reading and 322 comics… now is the time i become insane.
That is a hellava scream Sandra xD;
“Sandra?”
“Yes, woo?”
“What’s a minus?”
My old math teacher would only count that as half wrong so long as she worked through the mistaken rewritten problem correct. It’s not the end of the world, happens to the best of us.
@ Mythril:
I was watching a quiz show on TV a while ago, when the question was ‘For what shape is the area calculated by multiplying the height and length?’ (Maybe it was phrased better, I can’t remember perfectly). It was multiple choice. Options were Triangle, Circle, Parallelogram, Trapezium. The contestant chose Triangle.
(For anyone who’s not good at geometry, the correct answer was Parallelogram – but more importantly, the answer ‘Triangle’ is ridiculous and wrong.)
@ WolfieMario:
Wooception.
Yeah, I know I’m unoriginal. Sue me. 😀
Oh gosh, my dad and sister have BOTH made the same mistake, at least TWICE. I had to point that out to them both times. Let’s just say, my sister asked my dad for help, and my dad pretty much solved it for her, but couldn’t seem to get the right answer, even though he’d done everything correctly. Turns out that he had gotten the plus and minus mixed up. XD
… Wow, just when I thought I was starting to get to the point where I could actually understand math, I see this and all the comments and realize ‘i have no idea wtf I’m doing’…
OMG, I DO THAT ALL THE TIME!!! IT IS SO FRUSTRATING!!! That right there is the very definition of what high school math was for me. Concept wise I understood it all without a second look, but why did I lose marks on the exam (and in the math course I took in university, I ended up with a 70 in the course)? BECAUSE I COULDN’T KEEP MY STUPID + and – in the right places! That and my 5’s have a tendancy to turn into 2’s and viceversa. Very irritating though when you lose a lot of marks and all you did wrong is that you can’t copy something from one line to the next without mixing up the numbers.
Landbark wrote:
Well what do you know. It actually happen ….. at least to one of them.
Oh my gosh! The Scream is so hilarious! And is that Woo in the background?
@ Zababcd:
Actually, the area of a triangle is calculated by multiplying the height by the length …
and the dividing by two.
I usually got partial credit when I made a mistake like that. In fact, if the problem was worth 20 points, I would have gotten at least 15 points for the effort and knowing how to use the equations correctly.
And THAT is exactly how I feel when I don’t get enough sleep and forget to invert fractions when dividing.
Reminds me of a math test I just had. Nothing like Rate * Time * Workers = Jobs, right?
Start with ten workers, and the foreman adds six. Now, how many workers do we have?
Fourteen, of course!
PreCalc: Engendering preschoollevel mistakes since 1XXX…
I think you should have added a sinking mathbook in the background. 😉
Sandra really is an odd girl, isn’t she? I mean, plenty of people want to do something for a living that they’re not actually that good at, but I doubt it’s that common for it to be maths.
middle school and nightmares both coming back at same time, oh sandra we feel you dude