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Generation Y? Hell, Why Not.

An article today in USA Today which was apparently written by 16 year olds on the trials and tribulations of Generation Y. From that came a great post on Fark regarding Math through the generations.

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Gen Y shaped, not stopped, by tragedy - USATODAY.com

And now the math:

Math 1950-2006

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. Teaching Math In 1970

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

4. 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.

5. 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.)

6. Teaching Math In 2006

Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

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do you have a pulse? You can skip the other classes, here is your diplomat.
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do you have a pulse? You can skip the other classes, here is your diplomat.
Who's going to find all these Diplomats to give away???

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Is a diplomat something to put our diploma's on?

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