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Teacher Cartoon Dude

There is a cartoon stick figure who makes an appearance in my algebra classes from time to time. He wears a top hat for no other reason than he is the teacher cartoon dude, and I need to distinguish him from the cartoon students who are usually seated. His role is to make sidebar comments about things that I don’t bother to say… um… except that I’m clearly saying them as I write his words.

Today cartoon teacher dude made his first appearance for a while. He was telling the kids what to do with extraneous solutions: “Ignore them!” As I drew the figure and began writing the words, one of the kids in the room threw down their pen and said, “I’m not writing that.” 

“That’s fine. You don’t need to.” I told them all that a long time ago.

Later, two of the students asked, “Mister, how to you draw your cartoons?” The two of them had a bet related to whether or not I picked up my pen when I drew the two legs. The bet ended in a draw (!).