It's been 6 years since this happened.
Jade read my blog & was dying of embarassment! He demanded I post a follow up blog.
You see all those years ago, he didn't mean a math compass, he meant a hiking magnetic compass!
It makes a lot more sense, still stupid, but a heck of a lot more sense than a math compass!
Now he knows why I thought it was so ridiculous, and now I understand why he thought it was completely logical! Who knew 6 years later that my blog would make us finally discuss our stupidity!!