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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by joegerardi, Jul 25, 2002.

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Teaching Math in 1950s:

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 1960s:

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 1970s:

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" and answer the following question:

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

Teaching Math in 1980s:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100.

His cost of production is \$80 and his profit is \$20.

Underline the number 20.

Teaching Math in 1990s:

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?

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 2010:

El hachero vende un camion carga por \$100.

La cuesta de production es...

2. ### kyglock36Mountain Member

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That sure hits close to home. I have been teaching math for a lot of years. I remember trying to understand the so called New Math of the 70's.

3. ### GlocksRockNo California

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LOL, Math in 2010, That is sooo true.
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4. ### alellisSenior Member

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So basically what you are saying is the price of a truck load of lumber has not increased since the fifties.

Where do you live ?

al

5. ### Clydehoward

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What he is saying is; The Rio Grande is not wide or deep enough!

6. ### GLOCKNROCK

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I think 2010 math will be a cross between that previously stated and of course the other (from an ethnic crowd that rivals that of our Spanish speaking neighbors.)
Da man be cu'in' logs and sellin' that shi# on da conah fo \$100.
Nex, how much did da man make if he paid his babies momma \$80 for producshun.
Answer, sounz like da profit would be about two dime bags...know what I'm sayin'. Dats too much wurk...gib me my gubment cheeze and let's go pimp some hos an smoke sum green. Yeah yeah!

7. ### alellisSenior Member

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I am a foreigner could you spell that out for me or maybe draw a picture.

al

8. ### GlocksRockNo California

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;i ;i ;i ;i
Tru dat, tru dat.

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