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Subject: Teaching Math

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Chevit, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. Chevit

    Chevit 1/2 ton status

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    > Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter

    > girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from

    > my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3

    > pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her

    > discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me 2 quarters, but, but she

    > hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to

    > her, she stood there and cried.

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    > Why do I tell you this? Please read more about the "history

    > of teaching math":

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    > Teaching Math In 1950

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    > A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of

    > production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

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    > Teaching Math In 1960

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    > A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.. His cost of

    > production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

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    > Teaching Math In 1970

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    > A logger exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a set of "M" of

    > money. The cardinality of set "M" is 100. Each element is worth one

    dollar.

    > Make 100 dots representing the elements of the set "M." The set "C," the

    > cost of production, contains 20 fewer points than set "M." Represent the

    set

    > "C" as a subset of set "M."

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    > Answer this question: What is the cardinality of the set "P"

    > of profits?

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    > Teaching Math In 1980

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    > A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of

    > production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the

    > number 20.

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    > Teaching Math In 1990

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    > By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes

    > $20. What do you think of this way of making a living?

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    > Topic for class participation after answering the question:

    > How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the

    > trees. (There are no wrong answers)

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    > Teaching Math In 2000

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    > A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of

    > production is $120. How does Arthur Anderson determine that his profit

    > margin is $60?

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    > Teaching Math In 2005

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    > El hachero vende un camion carga por $100. La cuesta de

    > production es.............

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  2. Resurrection_Joe

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    So sad but true.....
     
  3. pfloydmaster

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