Math teachers match in witty Halloween costumes

From left to right: Mr. Ronn Blaha, Mr. Sean Harkins, Mr. Scott Nelson, Mr. Thomas Reuteman, Mr. David Smith, Mrs. Lisa Sprangers, Ms. Melissa Leister, Mrs. Renee Smith, Mrs. Suzanne Riesen, and Mrs. Peggy Ordinans.

Alice Zheng, Editor-in-Chief

Every Halloween, BC’s math department have a few tricks up their sleeves. They surprise everyone in a “pun-ny” group Halloween costume that is somehow related to math.

Last year, the math teachers based their costumes off Dr. Seuss’s Thing 1 and Thing 2. Each teacher dressed in the typical red and blue Thing 1 and Thing 2 costume. However, in the circle that typically says “Thing 1” or “Thing 2,” they represented their number through abstract math symbols. For example, Mr. Smith represented “Thing 8” as “Thing (√4)³”.

This year, the BC math department decided to dress in “prom” attire and wear “court” sashes with witty math puns.

Just in case you can’t figure out the math puns behind the costume, here is a cheat-sheet:

Sir Vey = survey

Sir Cumference = circumference

Sir Cul = circle

Sir Facearea = surface area

Sir Plus = surplus

Miss Calculate = miscalculate

Miss Taken = mistaken

Miss Understand = misunderstand

Miss Interpret = misinterpret

Miss Measure = miss-measure

If there were a school-wide group Halloween contest, the math teachers would surely have won it. Seeing the math department dressed in witty costumes was a real treat!