The algebra problem asked the Sarasota County middle school students to figure out how much Sheldon, Amy and Howard – characters on the television show “The Big Bang Theory” – spent on tickets and popcorn while seeing “The Lord of The Rings.”
The students talked through their work in small groups around the room. A tutor helped them set up the equations.
The tutor? Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy on “The Big Bang Theory.”