Here’s my list of positive and negative points about it:
- Making children feel good about themselves when they win.
- Not having to teach all of my lessons.
- Getting free food.
- Getting paid extra.
- Hearing presentations that teach me all about every famous person who ever did anything important in the world of math. Ever.
- Hearing a very smart girl call it the „European Onion” (being a competition, I wasn’t allowed to tell her that she just said the union of European states is a very pungent vegetable).
- Making children cry when they lose.
- Teaching special lessons with a five minute notice.
- Being stuck in school so long on Saturday that they decide to give me free food.
- Same as previous answer except „money” can be substituted for „free food”.
- Having to hear presentations that teach me all about every famous person who ever did anything important in the world of math. Ever. I sense a math teacher who requires some sucking up.
- Hearing a different girl pronounce „colleagues” like „colleges” multiple times and not be allowed to correct her.
- Somehow managing to set my keyboard so it writes my „quotation marks” in the Hungarian format (low and then high).
Overall verdict: Hungarian competition season is exciting. I’ll share more of the stories when I have time. I want to use „quotes” one more time.
Hungarian word of the day:
Pronounced Een-djyeh-nesh. Thanks to my friend Csilla, I now know that this means something is free. Whenever I see it, I will go find out what the free thing is. I’m no longer going to be the man who’s missing out.