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    Math 1950-2005

    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
    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
    $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for
    Participation after answering the question: How did the birds and
    Squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no

    6. Teaching Math In 2005

    Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la
    producciones es $80.

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    That is pretty funny especially since I live in an area known for logging.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    that's just wrong..... funny, but wrong...
    "Second chances they don't never matter, people never change
    Once a whore you're nothing more i'm sorry that'll never change
    And about forgiveness, we're both supposed to have exchanged
    I'm sorry honey, but i'm passing up, now look this way...*" --Paramore "Misery Business"

    (*this is where a punch would be landed)

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    What no ebonics?
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    In the problems they always have names like Juan, Tyrone, or Yalena. Whatever happened to keeping it simple with John, Dave, or Sue? I know they are trying to be 'politically correct' and show a variety of ethnicity and what not but I severely doubt anyone cares.

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