A neutron walks into a restaurant and orders a soda.
Upon being asked the price, the waitress responds, "For you? No charge."
Two Hydrogen atoms were walking down the street.
One atom trips and falls and says, "Ohh Noo... I think I lost an electron!"
The other atom replies, "Are you sure?"
The first atoms exclaims, "I'm Positive!"
These are for little nerds:
Q.What does a proud computer call his little son? A: A microchip off the old block....
Q. How does Bill Gates enter his house? A. He uses "windows"....
Q.What did the computer expert do over the weekend? A. He went for a disk drive....
Q. What do computers eat when they get hungry? A. Chips...
Q. What did the acorn say when it grew up? A. Ge-ome-try!
I remember this one from school:
Teacher: What's the formula for the area of a circle?
Student: Pi r squared
Other Student: No they're not, they're circles!!
We thought we were so clever when we "thought up" that one.
The Mathematician just laughed at them. He built a tiny fence around himself and said "I declare myself to be on the outside."
If you ever went to school with someone who was a mathematician, physicist, or engineer, you know why this joke is funny...(or maybe you married one??)
A nerdy chemistry riddle: A guy walks into a restaurant. He says to the waiter, "I'll have some H2O." His thirst is quenched and he leaves happy.
Another guy walks up to the same waiter and says, "I"ll have some H2O too." He dies. Do you know why?
If you get this one, you are definitely at least a little nerdy: There are 10 kinds of people in this world: Those who know binary code and those who don't.
Now, for the review...
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Virtual Nerd has over 1,000 videos to help your student with their higher-level math and basic physics skills. Currently, there are Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Physics videos in place, with more subjects under development for the future (Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Chemistry). Virtual Nerd provides students, teachers, and parents, with the extra one-on-one instruction and tutoring so often needed for the areas of higher math and science. I might be pretty good at teaching up through Algebra, and great with Biology, but start talking Physics and Calculus and I will be the first to admit that I need HELP! Actually, for those parents who prefer to teach their own students EVERY subject, Virtual Nerd might just be the tool you've been needing to brush up on those rusty areas you haven't touched in a "few" years (lol...my kids think I'm old, too).
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Virtual Nerd pricing is a bit steep to my frugal and FREE!-loving mentality, but considering the price of a personal tutor, or the cost in frustration and wasted time should a student stall in one place due to an easily explained (by the right nerdy person) misunderstanding, or should they even have to take a subject again, the amount you spend on this program can be considered a well-spent investment. The company offers several pricing levels. The first is a one-day deal, at $5 a day. This is perfect for a student who is studying for a test the next day and absolutely can't figure something out. Awesome! The next levels are the one week plan for $19 and one month plan for $49. These are ideal for a student who normally understands the course material, but is having temporary trouble in one limited area. The last pricing plan is the most economical at $129 for a three-month subscription. This allows full 24 hour access from anywhere you have the internet for three whole months. If you aren't sure if Virtual Nerd will be right for you or your student, you can try the FREE!!! 2 hour trial tour by signing up HERE.
We really enjoyed participating in the review of this program and I will definitely be looking forward to procuring their services when it is time for my next student to take Chemistry and Calculus. I am soooo relieved, you just don't know!! This is an invaluable product for those who have a need for it, and if you need something like this, you will know that I am talking to you, and you will be sooo happy you heard about it here, on my ex-nerd blog.
Blessings to all,
**I recieved a complimentary trial of this product in return for a fair and honest review of the services provided by this company. The opinions and experiences you read here are my own and not intended to guarantee that your impressions or experiences will be exactly the same. If you have any questions regarding this product, you may feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer them.
PS. I don't know if this promotion is still active, but if you are interested in subscribing, there is a place for promo codes, and I found one listed in an archived article HERE. It is worth a try...it's good for 50% off a subscription! You deserve a BONUS for reading this far...;-)