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The pens don't work for Math!,
This review is from: BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen, 1.0mm, Black, 16ct (MSLP16-Blk) (Office Product)
I am a female AP and Multivariable Calculus teacher and I prefer to use ink when solving problems. I guess, not surprisingly, these pens cannot be used to do math problems more complicated than 5th grade level. When trying to find a derivative or definite integral, the ball point simply stopped working. I went back and added some numbers and it was fine. I progressed up to solving quadratic equations and the ball point started to "stick" so that I couldn't solve the problem completely. Imaginary numbers? HA! It was as if I had a pen with imaginary ink! As I moved into problems with Taylor Series, the pen started to get uncomfortably warm. By the time I tried to find the integral of a polar curve the pen burst into flames! I couldn't believe it! Luckily, I had on asbestos gloves by that time so there were no injuries. I couldn't even try it with a Multivariable problem!
I have decided to go back to using "man" ink for all future Calculus problems.
I did notice that the the purchase suggestion that comes with these pens is the recalled Talking Barbie that says, "Math class is tough!". Search for a video of that excellent product!
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Initial post: Aug 27, 2012 6:43:46 PM PDT
Chi Sherman says:
Like x 100 (that's a big number!) :D
Posted on Aug 28, 2012 9:58:32 AM PDT
Debra Geroux says:
"Man" ink. Can't. Breathe. lmao!!!
Posted on Aug 28, 2012 2:00:55 PM PDT
David Wink says:
You can stop looking. We have the winner.
Posted on Aug 28, 2012 3:07:20 PM PDT
Cullen Clutterham says:
Posted on Aug 28, 2012 5:41:53 PM PDT
Silly girl! You know you should be studying something less taxing on the female brain. Using Math can make you sterile!!!! ;)
Posted on Aug 28, 2012 7:49:37 PM PDT
C. Hazan says:
Whew--thanks for the warning :)
Posted on Aug 28, 2012 9:52:06 PM PDT
Dumpster Diva says:
I am so happy you knew well enough to wear your asbestos oven mitts when trying out this new product from Bic.
I do hope that you will have a complete recovery and be up to quadrupling recipes again soon.
Posted on Aug 29, 2012 9:13:01 AM PDT
I'm a man and I hate math.
These pens might be just the thing for me!
Thanks for the review!
Posted on Aug 29, 2012 9:28:53 AM PDT
Rabbit Flat Sharon says:
Thank you for a great start to my day! I'll try out the pens as well, since I don't do Calculus :)
Posted on Aug 29, 2012 12:48:42 PM PDT
Robert A. Hir says:
"Luckily, I had on asbestos gloves"
Are those like Dish Washing Gloves ?