Catholic Math

Renewed interest in math classes


Little Johnny was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything; tutors, flash cards, special learning centers, in short, everything they could think of. Finally in a last ditch effort, they took Johnny down & enrolled him in the local Catholic school.

After the first day, little Johnny came home with a very serious look on his face. He didn’t kiss his mother hello. Instead, he went straight to his room & started studying. Books & papers were spread out all over the room and little Johnny was hard at work. His mother was amazed. She called him down to dinner and to her shock, the minute he was done he marched back to his room without a word and in no time he was back hitting the books as hard as before.

This went on for sometime, day after day while the mother tried to understand what made all the difference. Finally, little Johnny brought home his report card. He quietly laid it on the table and went up to his room and hit the books. With great trepidation, his mom looked at it and to her surprise, little Johnny got an A in math.

She could no longer hold her curiosity. She went to his room and said, “Son, what was it? Was it the nuns?”
Little Johnny looked at her and shook his head, no.
“Well then,” she replied, “was it the books, the discipline, the structure, the uniforms? WHAT was it?”
Little Johnny looked at her and said, “Well, on the first day of school, when I saw that guy on the wall nailed to the big plus sign, I knew they weren’t fooling around.”


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I go to school the youth to learn the future. - Robert Frost

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A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. - George Santayana

Math, it's a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles. - Maya Lin

You can drag my body to school but my spirit refuses to go. - Bill Watterson

Dear Math: I'm not a therapist. Solve your own problems. - Unknown

Well, another day has passed and I didn't use Algebra once. - Unknown

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I was a great student at a great school, Wharton School of Finance. - Donald Trump

Law school is the opposite of sex. Even when it's good it's lousy. - Unknown

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For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics. - Roger Bacon

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24-Jun-2022