“He is legend for doing this.”
Recently, Maeve had to take a test on logarithms and exponential equations (ugh). She said she was getting a little frustrated on a problem, so she decided to do a drawing of the latest and greatest Spongebob meme.
"I decided to draw the meme, hopefully just to make [Marks] laugh," she said.
When Maeve got her test back, she was totally shocked to see that her teacher not only appreciated the meme, he had given her seven (!) extra points for it.
"He handed me my test back and I was looking over it and I just immediately lost it, I was laughing so hard I was crying," she said. "I showed it to my friend and pretty soon half the class was laughing about it."
Marks told BuzzFeed News he gave Maeve the extra points because he appreciated her artwork all semester. He said he picked the number at random.
"It's the end of the school year and she really deserved it," he said.
Marks added that he often tries to do things to make math a little more fun for his students.
"Anything I can do to try to get a laugh out of the kids I try to do to break up the monotony of the classroom," he said.