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Posted: 7/30/2002 3:57:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 6:10:44 PM EST
LOL
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 6:18:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/30/2002 6:19:43 PM EST by lordtrader]
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: [b] 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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Simple. Write off tool and expense to cut down lumber and depreciation of land that lumber is planted on. Write off $20 production loss. Write off labor expense and viola!!!!
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 6:27:44 PM EST
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
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 6:37:34 PM EST
Clever, and some truth. I like it. Thanks Beekeep'
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 6:44:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 7:46:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/30/2002 7:47:36 PM EST by The_Macallan]
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: [b] . . . 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] [/b]
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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]
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 8:16:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: [b] 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? [/b]
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I take math as a second major, and I still have no idea what the hell that thing is. Truth is, good math teachers come along once in a lifetime.
Link Posted: 7/30/2002 8:17:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 1:49:59 AM EST
A classic, and very funny. Especially to one who has lived it. The Late, Great USA. How far it has fallen. [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/sadness.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 2:59:23 AM EST
Well said, [b]thebeekeeper1[/b], [u]all[/u] of my buddies are right-wing extremists, too! Is there any other kind? [:D] Eric The(Hell,I'mToTheRightOfMyUncleAttila!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 3:19:44 AM EST
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.
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 3:35:47 AM EST
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]
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 11:03:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By The-Immortal: actually I'm a Communist. (just kidding!)
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That was almost a self-[i]ad hominem[/i]. [:P]
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 11:09:56 PM EST
!
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 4:29:09 AM EST
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.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 4:40:09 AM EST
Looks like I got a little bit of 60 but mostly 80 and 90.
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