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durrell
09-28-2006, 04:37 PM
Math 1950-2006

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 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:


1. 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?


2. 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?



3. Teaching Math In 1970


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


4. 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.


5. 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.)



6. Teaching Math In 2006



Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

shunut
09-28-2006, 04:51 PM
lol, I think I heard this one before, still funny.

Baller-59
09-28-2006, 04:54 PM
I'm almost crying.

marvin-martian
09-28-2006, 04:54 PM
already posted.
but its still sad...

vwjimmy
09-28-2006, 05:29 PM
So how did the birds feel?! lol
PS D, ban button was better!!!

marvin-martian
09-28-2006, 05:40 PM
PS D, ban button was better!!!
agreed

pbfreak3221
09-28-2006, 05:56 PM
Wow that is pathetic

claustrophobia9
09-28-2006, 06:42 PM
i dunno in 1950 they didnt have wikipedia. with ADD some people learn more there then in school (i do)

stylinbeaver
09-28-2006, 06:52 PM
It sad but funny how the latest one was in spanish!! lol. It's really like that though. Insteed of doing math, you answer it by the way you feel.

DRAGON
09-28-2006, 07:40 PM
A similar math question could be made about automobiles and the last 2 entries be made in Japanese -

Ace24
09-28-2006, 08:45 PM
A similar math question could be made about automobiles and the last 2 entries be made in Japanese -

Agreed... it seems all the fuel efficiant cars are comming from Japan... and they are selling more then the US is. Wich is sad... The Japanese cars are built better, with longer lasting engines, and they are space efficiant.

marvin-martian
09-29-2006, 03:46 AM
the audi A8 with the diesel V8 engine gets 800 miles out of its 19 gallon tank

bamf-hacker
09-29-2006, 06:20 AM
:lolsign:

thanks D that made me happy

DFSniper
09-29-2006, 06:44 AM
Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?
Answer: Que?