Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Teaching Math...

My friend who kicks ass at teaching statistics sent this to me for laughs. I think it's HILARIOUS and rather than junking your inbox with a forward, I'm posting this on my blog so you can read it if you want...(it's hilarious! I've read it and so should you!).
  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?

3 comments:

Amber said...

oh my! that was SOOOO FUNNY! i was laughing out loud! love it!

Jenn Beyer said...

thanks for the shout-out! I thought it was pretty funny too! :)

Jen said...

LOL!