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Old 04-19-2006, 03:33 PM   #1
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Math in the new millennium

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $3.58. The counter girl took my $4.00 and I pulled 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 1950s:



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

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.)



Teaching Math In 2005

Un ranchero vende una carretera de madera por $100. El cargode produccion es $80. Cuantas tortillas se puede comprar?
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love the last one, cracked my up

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I thought it was going to JUST be about poor math skills. I was ready to add my line about teaching English too. Looking at quite a few young members of MH, the offical English rule seems to be. "spell it the way it sounds, let THEM figure it out"
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I thought it was going to JUST be about poor math skills. I was ready to add my line about teaching English too. Looking at quite a few young members of MH, the offical English rule seems to be. "spell it the way it sounds, let THEM figure it out"
now thats the funny part
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I thought it was going to JUST be about poor math skills. I was ready to add my line about teaching English too. Looking at quite a few young members of MH, the offical English rule seems to be. "spell it the way it sounds, let THEM figure it out"
yes i suck at spelling
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there are 2 ways to pass high school, you go to school and do nothing or you dont go to school and do a little of the work
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