The Most Correct Bad Math

How you never learned fractions, your algebra teacher lied to you, geometry’s a hoax, derivatives aren’t math, and proofs are actually creative.

How To Simplify Fractions

When in doubt, take the simplest approach.

It makes sense why teachers have kept this secret: it’s too good to be true!


Bet You Didn’t Learn This In Elementary School Algebra? What’s that?


Geometry Done The Correct Way

Credit: GHS Math Club


Advanced Calculus

Having trouble deriving? Try this expert trick:


When Your Calc Teacher Gives You A Hard Problem


Solution: And you thought this wasn’t solvable?


Advice For Writing Proofs

Sometimes, the proof requires some thinking outside the box. If you find yourself stuck, try one of these:

  • Proof by Profanity: “&%*&#@, therefore…”
  • Proof by Obviousness: “So clear it doesn’t even need to be explained”
  • Proof by Intimidation: “Don’t be stupid, of course it’s true!”
  • Proof by Google: “Google says it’s true, so…”
  • Proof by Reader: *Left as an exercise to the reader*
  • Proof by Citing a Non-Existent Theorem: “According to the xyz-hypothesis…”
  • Proof by Plausibility: “It sounds good so it must be true.”
  • Proof by Calculus: “This proof requires calculus, so we’ll skip it.”
  • Proof by Lack of Counterexample: “I can’t think of a reason why this wouldn’t be true, so…”
  • Proof by Postponement: “The proof is very long, see appendix” *forget to put in appendix*
  • Proof by Vanity: “I mean, it’s not like I could be wrong so…”


How Do We Know Math Is Real? It’s Not

Credit: GHS Math Club