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Old 10-19-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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evolution of mathematics

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King 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 told her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. When 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:



1. Teaching Math In 1950s:
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 1960s:
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 1970s:
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?


4. Teaching Math In 1980s:
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and, therefore, his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.


5. Teaching Math In 1990s:
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 was cutting down their homes?
(Note: 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. Es verdad.

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Eso hay bastante chistoso, pero pienso que yo lo he visto antes. :patriot:
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Eso hay bastante chistoso, pero pienso que yo lo he visto antes. :patriot:


what the ****-o mate 2:
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lol...that's pretty good. especially the 90's section
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I concur
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I have seen it a few times before. pretty funny
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haha nice.
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I was at a casino, playing blackjack, and I saw the dealer get a 19, and she paid out to a guy with a 17... hahaha.
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I was once asked how long a yard stick is.
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You shoulda said two feet and forever ****ed up someone's sense of reality.
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well now we know why so many people go into easy college majors like "Drawing" , "Art" , "History" , "Geography" , and "CIS/MIS"... todays students are getting more stupid.
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Re: evolution of mathematics

Heard on the radio yesterday morning, station's man on the street was asking women what they thought of the women's sufferage movement. Most common reply was " suffering of what?"

Do they teach nothing in schools today?

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Heard on the radio yesterday morning, station's man on the street was asking women what they thought of the women's sufferage movement. Most common reply was " suffering of what?"
There's an old Man Show episode where they get signatures on a petition to "End Women's Sufferage". It's a classic.
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There's an old Man Show episode where they get signatures on a petition to "End Women's Sufferage". It's a classic.

that reminds me of the show "steet smarts" where people would be asked dumb questions like that. for example one time the question was "who was the first president of the united states" and one person definately answered "bill clinton"
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that reminds me of the show "steet smarts" where people would be asked dumb questions like that. for example one time the question was "who was the first president of the united states" and one person definately answered "bill clinton"
No he was the first president to show alternate ways to use a Cuban cigar. And also the first dumb enough to get caught.
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well now we know why so many people go into easy college majors like "Drawing" , "Art" , "History" , "Geography" , and "CIS/MIS"... todays students are getting more stupid.
That's not entirely true about today's youth. I'm dating myself here, but, when I was in the sixth grade, approximately 1986, we had to label the continents on a piece of paper. The dumbass next to me asked me which was North America and which was Asia. I, thinking he was joking, lied to him and put them backwards. He believed me and turned in his paper. Needless to say he got an F and was pissed off at me.
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i agree, but i believe its our whole society as a whole thats getting dumber.

hell look at how happy the army was that they met their recruitment quota for the first time in years. hey guess what, id doesnt count when you cheat and lower the standards so that any dumbass can enter. then they wonder why our casualty rate is getting higher, its cause we are sending stupider and stupider soldiers over there for support roles, the roles that get picked off the most.
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It seems in todays world everyone is scared to not accept people because they are to stupid... they are afraid they will sue them... so they have to lower the levels so any ****** can do anything they pretty much want so they dont feel "sad" and sue.
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