Some of this course’s homework assignments are brief, requiring students to turn in as little as a single sentence. Years ago, I began — only about half jokingly — announcing that these assignments could be “handwritten in ink, typed or wordprocessed — or you can even ice them on a cake, if you want to.” That would get a chuckle, and I’d add, “I’ll grade your homework, and then we can eat it!” Every once in a while, some wacky student actually takes me up on this and brings in a cake (or other goodie!) with homework on it. Here are a couple of examples from recent years, photographed and posted here with the permission of the students involved. I hope some of you will be wacky enough to take on the challenge of doing your homework in edible format — if you do, be sure to bring paper plates and napkins, so we don’t leave a mess for the next group to use our classroom!
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