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Posted: 7/30/2002 3:57:48 PM EST
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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? 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 2010: El Loggero se habla el trckero
ds las mayo un transpotere de la casa un etc.......
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LOL



Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
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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
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I've been taught using each one of those methods. In grade school, it was 50's, 60's, and 70's. In junior high and high school, it was 50's, 60's, 70's, and 90's. In College, it became 60's, 80's, and 90's.
Call me strange, but I got it quicker with the 50's.
Mike < age 23 and out of college for a year



Clever, and some truth.
I like it.
Thanks Beekeep'



Originally Posted By IMHO:
Clever, and some truth.
I like it.
Thanks Beekeep'
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
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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
[red]Teaching Math in 2010: El Loggero se habla el trckero ds las mayo un transpotere de la casa un etc.......[/red]
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I am not the means to any end others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I do not surrender my treasures to be flung to the winds as alms for the poor.
~ From "Anthem" 
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
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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?
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Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
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Sorry  no LOL from me this time [b]beekeeper[/b].
I read the bilingual ballot thread right before reading this one.[V]
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A classic, and very funny. Especially to one who has lived it.
The Late, Great USA. How far it has fallen.
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Well said, [b]thebeekeeper1[/b], [u]all[/u] of my buddies are rightwing extremists, too!
Is there any other kind? [:D]
Eric The(Hell,I'mToTheRightOfMyUncleAttila!)Hun[>]:)]



actually I'm a Communist.
(just kidding!)
After I was done with school, I read a number of classic math textbooks written by the famous guys  e.g., Euclid for geometry, Euler for algebra. These books are far superior to any that I encountered during school: easy to understand, thorough, and devoid of nonsense. Highly recommended if you're learning math or teaching it to your children.



Sorry beekeep, but this is a VERY misleading and dishonest post about public schools giving word problems in the math class today.
Mostly cuz it assumes public schools teach children to read. Which we KNOW ain't true.
[}:D]



Originally Posted By TheImmortal:
actually I'm a Communist.
(just kidding!)
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"So remember kids, playing Hitler in school, isn't cool"

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i must have had one helluva good set of math teachers growing up. i didn't even start getting math until the '80s, but what i got looked more like the first 3 examples rather than any of the others.


"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance." Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
History repeating itself? 
Looks like I got a little bit of 60 but mostly 80 and 90.


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