Originally Posted by Chaos
I enjoy math, but not for math's sake - I enjoy it for what it can do. Those silly little problems with no realistic bearing annoy me, but I'll spend hours working on something if it actually means something to someone....
Speaking as someone who took Cal 1 3 times and Cal 2 twice, those silly little problems help you remember what you should do when it comes test time -- I didn't the first several times, hence the repetition.
BTW, speaking of absences, I'll be gone for the next several days on a family outing, just so no one starts worrying.