When you make a blog, of course you have to have a name for it. Now I am not a creative/funny/witty person, so I started trying to put in a lot of simple, unoriginal names. Everything I tried was already taken. So I started thinking about all the math jokes and puns I have heard in the past. That, naturally, reminded me of a particular student I had in class last year. He could come up with a pun at the drop of a hat and he frequently gave us all a chuckle with his puns related to whatever we were learning that day. On one particular day another student asked “What is a pun?” (Yes, I know this has nothing to do with Pre-Calculus, but something we take a brief detour). The entire class proceeded to try to explain to this young woman what a pun is. After a few minutes everyone got back to work. Then a little later in class this punny student asked if she now understood what a pun is. She replied yes and he responded with “so you can secant you, what a pun is?” There were a lot of other puns during the year, some were probably better than this, but this one sticks out in my mind the most. So that’s what I went with for my blog name.
P.S. – If any Pre-Calc students from the 11-12 school year happen to read this, you should know that I also considered a name like ISawTheSign or ChangeOfAceOfBase 🙂