Today our entire school took either a practice ACT or the real thing. Because of this, I had my homeroom class – this is very unusual and I do not teach any of these kids. After a VERY LONG three hours of testing, while we were all waiting to be dismissed to lunch, one girl was looking at the posters in my room. I was eavesdropping as she and her friends tried to figure this one out:
Finally she turned around and asked me “Does that really SAY something?” As I was explaining it, I could see their brains racing to be the first to figure it out. I got through the “i” and 2^3 before they all shouted “I ATE SOME PIE!!”
I LOVED that, after three hours of ACT testing, they were still interested enough to ask me to explain the square root of negative one.