22nd Sep '17 11:48:00 PM

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* The first few levels of ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' feature "joke" equations in the background, made up of random numbers and mathematical symbols combined with famous Mario icons such as the Fire Flower and mushrooms.

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* The first few levels of ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' ~~feature ~~decorate the background with "joke" ~~equations in the background, ~~equations, made up of random numbers and mathematical symbols combined with famous Mario icons such as the Fire Flower and mushrooms.

5th Aug '17 7:36:49 AM

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* [[https://youtu.be/DVrAIDP_oZc?t=4m31s One segment]][[note]]It's at 43:28 in the ''AMV Hell 4''[[/note]] for WebVideo/AMVHell focused on a slow crawl across a blackboard covered with math equations in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Halfway through the piece, we hear the Kevin Spacey in ''SupermanReturns'' "WRONG!", and as the music is swapped out for Music/KingMissile's "Equivalencies", all the errors on the board are pointed out with red marker. Humorously, the segment also points out that although one solution does several things wrong, it ends up at the right answer anyway.

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* [[https://youtu.be/DVrAIDP_oZc?t=4m31s One segment]][[note]]It's at 43:28 in the ''AMV Hell 4''[[/note]] for WebVideo/AMVHell focused on a slow crawl across a blackboard covered with math equations in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Halfway through the piece, we hear the Kevin Spacey in ~~''SupermanReturns'' ~~''Film/SupermanReturns'' "WRONG!", and as the music is swapped out for Music/KingMissile's "Equivalencies", all the errors on the board are pointed out with red marker. Humorously, the segment also points out that although one solution does several things wrong, it ends up at the right answer anyway.

26th Jul '17 7:38:22 AM

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* Even children's math workbooks have this problem. Some of them that go from K-12 will have the same picture with pi, percents, and algebra symbols on every book regardless of if it is a 11th grade (age 16-17) or 3rd grade (age 8-9) book.

** This extends even to the university level. The cover of late-undergraduate/early-graduate level "Introduction to Lie Algebras" from the Springer series is adorned with many generic calculus and linear algebra equations not particularly related to the topic at hand. Subverted in that the equations, while complicated and arguably "pretty", should not be mysterious to anyone capable of understanding the contents of the book.

* Speaking about TruthInTelevision - imagine what goes on when TV people come and ask for "some formulas" as a background for an interview with someone related to maths/physics education (and their request is granted just to please them).

** This extends even to the university level. The cover of late-undergraduate/early-graduate level "Introduction to Lie Algebras" from the Springer series is adorned with many generic calculus and linear algebra equations not particularly related to the topic at hand. Subverted in that the equations, while complicated and arguably "pretty", should not be mysterious to anyone capable of understanding the contents of the book.

* Speaking about TruthInTelevision - imagine what goes on when TV people come and ask for "some formulas" as a background for an interview with someone related to maths/physics education (and their request is granted just to please them).

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* Even children's math workbooks have this problem. Some of them that go from K-12 will have the same picture with pi, percents, and algebra symbols on every book regardless of if it is a 11th grade (age 16-17) or 3rd grade (age 8-9) ~~book.~~

**book. This extends even to the university level. The cover of late-undergraduate/early-graduate level "Introduction to Lie Algebras" from the Springer series is adorned with many generic calculus and linear algebra equations not particularly related to the topic at hand. Subverted in that the equations, while complicated and arguably "pretty", should not be mysterious to anyone capable of understanding the contents of the book.

*~~Speaking about TruthInTelevision - imagine ~~Imagine what goes on when TV people come and ask for "some formulas" as a background for an interview with someone related to maths/physics education (and their request is granted just to please them).

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28th Jun '17 5:33:15 PM

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* There is a "joke proof" that has [[TheOldestOnesInTheBook been around for decades]] that attempts to use simple algebra to prove "[[http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/math/how-to-prove-that-1-2 if a=b then 1=2]]". The problem with the proof is that, at one point, both sides of the equation are divided by (a-b); since this is zero, this can be used as an example proof of why you can't DivideByZero. TheOtherWiki has a page full of similar [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_fallacy spurious proofs]].

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* There is a "joke proof" that has [[TheOldestOnesInTheBook been around for decades]] that attempts to use simple algebra to prove "[[http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/math/how-to-prove-that-1-2 if a=b then 1=2]]". The problem with the proof is that, at one point, both sides of the equation are divided by (a-b); since this is zero, this can be used as an example proof of why you can't DivideByZero. ~~TheOtherWiki ~~Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a page full of similar [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_fallacy spurious proofs]].

19th Jun '17 10:24:37 AM

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', tends to appear around [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Bastion Misawa:]] first in his dorm room [[AwesomenessByAnalysis (and on his baseball bat)]], and later when he [[TechnicianVersusPerformer tries to work out]] how to defeat [[TheHero Jaden]] [[ShowyInvincibleHero Yuki's]] deck. The presence of such scrawlings on a card also [[spoiler: proves he is its owner when it's tossed into the ocean in a [[CrazyPrepared failed]] attempt to sabotage him]].

3rd Jun '17 10:13:48 AM

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* FanArt for the ''WhateleyUniverse'': HotScientist Bugs, who is a genius deviser with a fascination with egg shapes: [[http://drunkfu.deviantart.com/art/Bugs-Fanarts-of-Whateley-144787113 here.]]

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* FanArt for the ~~''WhateleyUniverse'': ~~''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': HotScientist Bugs, who is a genius deviser with a fascination with egg shapes: [[http://drunkfu.deviantart.com/art/Bugs-Fanarts-of-Whateley-144787113 here.]]

30th May '17 6:15:50 PM

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* The flash animation music video of WeirdAlYankovic's "Everything You Know Is Wrong" includes a slew of mathematical formulas that start off correct and grow wackier until

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* The flash animation music video of ~~WeirdAlYankovic's ~~Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Everything You Know Is Wrong" includes a slew of mathematical formulas that start off correct and grow wackier until

29th May '17 8:41:46 AM

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** Justified in the fact Trunchbull is English, and English school children start formal education earlier than American children.

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** ~~Justified in ~~Could be justified by the fact that Miss Trunchbull is ~~English, ~~from England (which is where the original book takes place), and English ~~school children ~~schoolchildren start their formal education at an earlier age than American ~~children.~~children do.

29th Apr '17 7:50:17 PM

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': The chalkboard in the classroom usually has an equation for the fiction "Fritz Shoenig Theory," which consists of a summation formula and algebraic forms that would be unlikely to be recognized in a 5th grade classroom.

29th Apr '17 1:00:00 PM

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* The same exact equation was said aloud by Dina on the Nickelodeon sitcom ''SaluteYourShorts'', during a scene intended to make fun of the "growing and learning" activities going on during her camp experience.

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* The same exact equation was said aloud by Dina on the Nickelodeon sitcom ~~''SaluteYourShorts'', ~~''Series/SaluteYourShorts'', during a scene intended to make fun of the "growing and learning" activities going on during her camp experience.

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