Fifty Years of Math in the USA no wonder we have idiots!!

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Fifty Years of Math in the USA no wonder we have idiots!!

Post by Dogma » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:37 am

Fifty Years of Math 1957 - 2007 (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 2007

Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la
producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?
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Post by Dogma » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:39 am

oh btw i could care less they teach spanish i took 2 yrs its just funny they make you learn spanish now as a pryority over other thing for collage
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Post by Lex » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:00 am

lol that's a good one
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Post by XtracerD » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:22 am

Hahahaha.. Nice one :P

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Post by billflu » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:55 am

215 pesos

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Post by 5URF3R » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:11 am

billflu wrote:215 pesos
si chabón, más o menos
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Post by Havoc » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:19 pm

I have my own logging Company so would be nice if we didnt use treehugger examples :D

Oh and if thats all the profit that I made then no I wouldnt be doing it either lol.
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Post by Evil Ed » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:34 pm

Por favor? ;D
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Post by g0ose » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:49 pm

Dogma wrote:oh btw i could care less they teach spanish i took 2 yrs its just funny they make you learn spanish now as a pryority over other thing for collage
Yeah looks like they should focus on English a bit more.

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Post by billflu » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:51 pm

g0ose wrote:
Dogma wrote:oh btw i could care less they teach spanish i took 2 yrs its just funny they make you learn spanish now as a pryority over other thing for collage
Yeah looks like they should focus on English a bit more.
No, I totally get what he's saying. He's talking about a Spanish collage. :P

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Post by ent » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:56 pm

g0ose wrote:
Dogma wrote:oh btw i could care less they teach spanish i took 2 yrs its just funny they make you learn spanish now as a pryority over other thing for collage
Yeah looks like they should focus on English a bit more.
Best post I've seen all year.

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Re: Fifty Years of Math in the USA no wonder we have idiots!!

Post by Cicchetti » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:23 pm

That was beautiful Dogma *tear* LMAO

I don't know if I want to cry from laughter or because its true.
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Re: Fifty Years of Math in the USA no wonder we have idiots!!

Post by Vengeance » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:37 pm

Cicchetti wrote:That was beautiful Dogma *tear* LMAO

I don't know if I want to cry from laughter or because its true.
You're a little behind...............
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Re: Fifty Years of Math in the USA no wonder we have idiots!!

Post by Cicchetti » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:58 am

Once again I know stop with your shit veng lmao
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Re: Fifty Years of Math in the USA no wonder we have idiots!!

Post by Hans » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:10 am

I'm sorry, I feel somewhat stupid, but could someone tell me what "Math" is?
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