Comics about mathematics, science, and the student life.


Graph of the status in your class versus how much of the course is done. The integral isn't zero around the loop.

We reward those who do good throughout the whole semester versus those who peak at the end, even though the end result is the same.


Professor asks if student understands, and the students says yes while sweeping misconceptions under the rug.

And then a few days later, we ask for an explanation once again.


Person with a flashlight hunts for a sign error, which is hiding behind a rock.

“Don’t be scared, you want to be the right sign anyway.”


It takes a lot longer to read a mathematics or science book than other books.

“How many books did you read this year?”

“Just one, but it was an advanced mathematics book.”

“Oh wow, that’s worth like fifty books!”

Mental Visualization

You have a whole board available! Why do I have to imagine it?

“It’s good to be able to visualize things in your mind.”

“That’s what I’m doing. But I think my brain processes better with pictures.”


We have the answer, we just might have to invent cryosleep too.

“How are you going to run that computer without it losing power?”

“I didn’t think of that.”

“I guess you would have needed the key to wisdom to figure out a better strategy, huh?”

Memory Aid

Don't go copying the teacher's notes without understanding them.

“Did you think your memory aid was going to magically make sense when the test comes around?”

Life Inertia

Change is difficult.

“Maybe I need to add some lubricant underneath to lower the coefficient of friction.”


Papers following the typical pattern.

The trick is to make the historical summary interesting enough to lull people into the paper until they feel like they invested so much time that they have to see it through.

Mathematical Minefield

When mathematics doesn't make sense.

You better tread carefully here.