Reducing and solving I'm expected to know.
After all these quizzes, I'm still not a pro,
But don't look now, it's just about here;
A brand new topic to leave you in fear.
All this homework is really a bore!
And that test I got back has a very low score.
Numbers and letters really don't gel.
Why is my life a nightmarish hell?
Is it root 2 or is it root 3?
Tell me the difference that I don't see.
Equations, expressions, equalities, and roots;
My mind's in a boggle-
I don't give a hoot!
Important it is that I pass this course.
How can a teacher feel no remorse?
Why must I learn this math so abstract?
I'll never use it, and that's a fact!!
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