## January 17, 2006

### Teaching Math

This was sent to me in an e-mail, and I thought that I would pass it along to you.

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 hachero vende una carretada de madera para \$100. El costo de la produccisn es \$80

#### 12 comments:

1. i barely ever laugh out lound on the computer. i just did.

2. I couldn't resist posting this. I have heard different versions of this before, but this one was the best that I have heard yet.

3. That's awesome and totally relavent!

4. hey ese...esto es muy chistoso, eh hombre? muy bien!!!

5. no habla espanol!

6. that's pretty darn funny! funnier still though is that it took me a full 2 min. to answer the first problema (i know i failed you Mr. H-less, i'm sorry!). My brains kinda dead from calculus, which funnily enough doesn't care what i think about any human rights issue other than if i get the problems right or not. AHHHHH i don't understand story problems in calc. it's like an oxymoron!

7. At least it hasn't become a true false question yet.

8. Turza - you tried the first problem?

9. She is crazy like that.

10. pretty much!

11. This was very funny Matt. Cheers,

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