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

Why do I tell you this? Read on...

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 exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a set "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".

Answer this question:

What is the cardinality of the set "P" of profits?

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:

By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $20.

What do you think of this way of making a living?

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.

Teaching Math in 2000:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.

His cost of production is $120.

How does Arthur Andersen determine that his profit margin is $60?

Teaching Math in 2005:

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

Buenos Dias.....

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Lol, I especially like the "How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees?"

I hate all this "feel" crap...tell me what happened already, not how you "feel" about it!

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WOW...i understood the 1960's-1980's math more than everything else.

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Funniest stuff I read today, or even heard for that matter !

You made my day thanks.

"How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees?

There are no wrong answers.'  

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¡Eso es hilarante!

;)

I don't know what that means but X2 for me!! I guess :-?

Ghoti- That's the SAD truth!

;)

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From what I hear, McD's and some other fast food joints have registers at the drive-thru that dispense the change for every transaction. The person doesn't even have to count it out!  :o

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My Grandfather taught math, he was a genius with numbers.

I drive a brown truck for a living... I suck at math, but I admit it.

P.S. What's all that funny wordage at the bottom? Looks like someone fell asleep on the keyboard..... :-/

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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.

;D

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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.

I have to take issue with that.  My formative mathmatical years were during the mid to late 80s and I never saw anything like that.  Then again, I went to a country school where learning was important.

Makes me sick when I see what schools have become in the 13 years I've been gone.

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Burley,never had an "open book test"?

Seriously,that's how i made high honor in high school.I just now realize my achievements don't mean crap anymore.I literally cheated even though it was called "open book test".

My mom couldn't believe it when i told her.

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All of my professional licensing tests were open book.  In high school and college, nothing was open book.

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Sad but true. I work in a restaurant, not fast food with registers but the comps tell you the change after entering in the cash payment amount. When they occasionally go down it's freakin' chaos dealing with servers in their 20's who have never learned how to do basic math.

$12.99 + $9.99 + 6% sales tax causes the eyes to glaze over. Deducting the total (if they get that far) from two twenty dollars bills is enough to burst a blood vessel.

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^ Haha it's sad seeing as i'am 14 and i had gone to mcdonalds one day and the total was 13.56 and she had to look at the change screen ........

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Teaching Math in 2005:

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

Buenos Dias.....

No abla enges

                      -searoach

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Sorry had to copy and paste the top half credit goes to ghoti? I think, if not the credit goes out to someone

           -searoach

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