On Tuesday, Rajon Rondo stopped by Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester, Mass., to tour the school, meet some of the students, and teach a little math. The picture above was tweeted by Rondo that morning, and Boston Magazine has more on the story behind it:
Rondo was in front of the class, explaining how he figured out the value of "X" in the equation "5X = 70."
"When he saw how the students had [solved] it, he said ‘I did it differently,'" Oshodi said. Rondo then broke down his method by saying that in his head, he went back to his multiplication tables, telling himself that 5 x 12 is 60 and 5 x 2 is 10. Add 12 and 2, he said, and you get 14, the answer. He made sure to acknowledge that there are often different ways to solve a single problem.
I can't think of a more perfect way for Rajon Rondo to approach a math problem. Of course the guy who plays point guard like a surly alien and is constantly inventing his own angles would solve that problem using memorized multiplication tables rather than just dividing by five. You are an awesome weirdo, Rajon Rondo.
Rajon Rondo Is a Better Math Teacher Than You [Boston Magazine]