“Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.”

Tim Allen

“This is really interesting. When I was in the 9th grade, I flunked 9th grade algebra. I couldn't cope with 9th grade algebra. And then I remember taking an aptitude test when I was a sophomore in high school, and they said, "You should probably consider not going to college." Then they said, "Well, what would you like to do?"”

John Warnock

“I don't know why I should have to learn Algebra... I'm never likely to go there.”

Billy Connolly

“I don't think they can do as well if they haven't had algebra I and II and geometry, and are avid readers. Our counselors make sure these kids know they have to have the proper courses to take the test, but we do not discourage them from taking the test if they haven't had those classes yet.”

Reed Jackson

“Surprisingly, Utah is the second highest in the nation in the number of eighth-graders taking algebra, but we are still low in achievement. Our state math core only goes through linear equations.”

David Wright

“I'm kind of waiting for an algebra book.”

Roberto Martinez

“There is nothing I detest more than an algebraic word problem.”

Dedrick D. L. Pitter