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Fifty Years of Math 1959 - 2009  (in the USA.)
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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 1950's:

1. Teaching Math In 1950's
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's
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?

3. Teaching Math In 1970's
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's
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's
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 of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok.)

6.. Teaching Math In 2009
Un hachero vende una carretada de madera por $100. El costo de la producción es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

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2010, Logger went out of business to government regulation, health care and poor economy.
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hit the nail right on the head with that one!
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Edited by Ed Connelly - November/17/2010 at 04:33
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

2010, Logger went out of business to government regulation, health care and poor economy.
 
2011 Illegal Aliens took over the logging industry and made $60 profit per load of logs because they didn't have to pay taxes, Workmans Comp, Social Security or Health Benefits.  Taxes for all legal working citizens went up 12% to fund all the free benefits the alien logger receive.
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