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Conner Spohn
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01 Aug 2007 02:19 PM  
Math 1950-2007

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 t he transaction
to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this?

Answer: 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?

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2. T eaching 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?


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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?


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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.


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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. )


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6. Teaching Math In 2007

Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la
producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?
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01 Aug 2007 02:28 PM  
Despite the fact I wanted to cry.... I laughed out loud!!!! Progress? Infierno No
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01 Aug 2007 10:10 PM  
Thats about the truth of the matter.
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01 Aug 2007 11:28 PM  
Math didn't seem that easy to me in the 80s....or 90s. 
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01 Aug 2007 11:42 PM  
me no entiendo que esta problema ? you no ablais espanol ?


LOL ...sorry, I couldn't resist. Today I saw a Mcdonnalds commercial broad casted in English then immediately in Spanish. It really ticked me off.
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02 Aug 2007 03:32 AM  
Sad but true!
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04 Aug 2007 03:39 AM  
Yup
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05 Aug 2007 04:24 PM  
that is the truth... and is actually pathetic and sorry.. well u gotta think.. that is why that girl must work at burgerking if she cant understand that u were giving her 8cents so u can get the 50 back to make it a little easier.. maybe u should have explained it a little better..
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06 Aug 2007 06:19 PM  
Here you go Overhill, in 2007 it's YOUR fault the teller is an idiot.
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06 Aug 2007 08:36 PM  
Posted By Jeremiah Johnson on 08/06/2007 12:19 PM
Here you go Overhill, in 2007 it's YOUR fault the teller is an idiot.

Yep! Sure is amazing, how much trouble i get into without even trying.
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07 Aug 2007 06:17 AM  
You got that right
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