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rockdawg21
04-17-2009, 03:08 AM
Fifty Years of Math 1959-2009 (in the USA)

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 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:

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 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 cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok.)

6. Teaching Math In 2009

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

NateR
04-17-2009, 03:13 AM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Did you call the Burger King girl an idiot? I hope so, because SOMEBODY needs to.

rockdawg21
04-17-2009, 03:32 AM
C'mon Nate, this was a joke e-mail!

Well, it's 2009, so if I were going to say that, I would have to tell her, "Tu esta una idiota!" :laugh:

Moose
04-17-2009, 04:24 AM
I lol'd a little. :laugh:

mikthehick
04-17-2009, 03:53 PM
C'mon Nate, this was a joke e-mail!

Well, it's 2009, so if I were going to say that, I would have to tell her, "Tu esta una idiota!" :laugh:

EEEhhhh wrong Spanish! lol

The informal version of tú would be "Tú estás una idiota" :wink:

CAVEMAN
04-17-2009, 03:57 PM
Sad, but hilarious!:laugh:

rockdawg21
04-17-2009, 04:01 PM
EEEhhhh wrong Spanish! lol

The informal version of tú would be "Tú estás una idiota" :wink:
Hey! I have an American keyboard and I'm too lazy to go into word and use the symbol functions to get the letters with the accent mark. :tongue0011:

Miss Foxy
04-17-2009, 04:06 PM
Tu esta un pinche idiota guey!....Thats ghetto spanish..

rockdawg21
04-17-2009, 04:09 PM
LOL, my bad, forgot the "pinche!" Sorry Holmes :wink: