Be certain to show your math teacher this post… He’ll just love it.
I was looking at my textbook and looked at all the markings and symbols for inequalities, roots, exponents, variables, and functions when I realized something astounding!
If you were to ever show a textbook like this to your average Englishman or American Settler up until the late 1700s, they’d take a single glance at the first page, and deem it a spellbook.
“Ahh, what a mighty fine book ye have been granted. May I take a look? Alas! I doth not comprehend thine foreign inscriptions! *Gasp!* Surely ye be a witch! SLAY THE PERPETRATOR!
Looking at history we can safely presume this is exactly how many time travelers have fallen.
What I find funnier still is how a man in the 1600s does math:
Q: If Billy possesseth five apples, and giveth three to Susan, how many doth he now haveth?
A: NONE! AND A HARSH WORD AND A WRATHFUL BEATING! His mother scolds the child for such frivolous wasting of what food he has!
And taketh away his last two apples…