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teaching math in 2005

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BranndonC, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    Teaching Math
    Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my$2. 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 two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried.

    Why do I tell you this? Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

    Teaching Math In 1950

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of
    the price. What is his profit?

    Teaching Math In 1960

    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?

    Teaching Math In 1970

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did
    he make a profit?

    Teaching Math In 1980

    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.

    Teaching Math In 1990

    A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and
    cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He
    does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making
    a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the
    birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong
    answers.)

    Teaching Math In 2005

    Un hachero vende una carretada de madera para $100. El costo de la produccisn es
    $80 ...
     
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    nice one:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:
     
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    That sounds like L.A. Co. :rolleyes:
     
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    That is about right. :haha: :haha:
     
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    if your talking about the burger king on tustin and lincoln then I believe it. :doah:
     
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    I was about to say, "that sounds like California". :rolleyes:
     
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    Ouch.. the truth. :haha::haha:
     
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    ha, dude you are really close, we aught to meet up, you workin tomorrow? You could swing by and check out my big block caddy that i'm buttoning up tomorrow and see my project truck
     
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    wtf? Bunch of newbs in here.


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