worst mod in BW history
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: ML CLK Iridescent Hyundai Accent lol,GoPed Freightshaker & Volvo semi's, c'mawn?
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More email from the "those were the days" people
Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $3.58. The counter
girl took my $4.00, 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 mathematics 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 2006: Un hachero vende una carretada de madera para
$100. El costo de la produccisn es $80. Cuantes tortillas se puede