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Teaching Math in the USA

Discussion in 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine' started by John Corn, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. John Corn

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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? What's wrong about it?
    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? And how many
    documents were shredded to achieve this number?

    Teaching Math in 2010:
    El Loggero se habla with the truckero y se ponen de
    acuerdo con otro driver de la competencia y etc...
     
  2. Nick

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