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# Teaching math

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Aug 12, 2002.

1. ### okieGT Mayor

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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" and answer the following
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?

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 2003:
El hachero vende un camion carga de madera por \$100.
La cuesta de production es.............?

2. ### Alex_Knight

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3. ### potshot

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You hit the nail on the head dude. Did you know that in G.C. for the next voting cycle the ballet has to be in english and spanish, with an interpreter present?;C ;I

4. ### big joe

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Won't be too much longer we'll have ballets in Ebonics. ;Q

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bal·let Pronunciation Key (\Bal"let`\)
n.
A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses.

bal·lot Pronunciation Key (\Bal"lot\)
n.
A sheet of paper or a card used to cast or register a vote, especially a secret one.

Perhaps the title of this thread should be "Teaching English"?
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6. ### potshot

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Get a f@#!&*g life ;B

7. ### chevrofreakSenior Member

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i think a ballet in ebonics would be rather entertaining ;f

the Nut Cracker ballet staring Eminem, and The Beastie Boys

8. ### big joe

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DeathWind:
Whi du ewe sey thadt? ;g

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big joe:
Glad you've got a sense of humor ;f
;c ;c ;c

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