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Nowhere Man
02-03-2005, 06:36
Subject: math class..


Last week I purchased a burger 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?

Please read more about the "history of teaching math":

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 sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

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 2005
El hachero vende un camion carga por $100. La
cuesta de production es.............

Trebuchet
02-03-2005, 07:32
Originally posted by DLM
Teaching Math In 2005
El hachero vende un camion carga por $100. La
cuesta de production es.............

The scary thing is you aren't far off...;g

NightWolfe
02-04-2005, 01:12
Originally posted by DLM
Teaching Math In 2005
El hachero vende un camion carga por $100. La
cuesta de production es.............

lol .. I was thinking to myself .. this guy must be from FL .. LMAO sure enough you are ;f

DeadMansLife
02-04-2005, 16:26
Sad, but very true...;Q