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12-10-2004 02:13 AM  13 years agoPost 1
helidog

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History of Teaching Math

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?

Please read more about the "History of Teaching Math":


Teaching Math In 1950
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A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In 1960
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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?

Teaching Math In 1980
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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.

Teaching Math In 1990
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By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $20. What do
you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation
after answering the question: How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees. (There are no wrong answers)

Teaching Math In 2005
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El hachero vende un camion carga por $100.
La cuesta de production es.............

Its nice to be the Big Dog.

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12-10-2004 02:30 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Ted Toth

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very good I thought it was a real story

got me

I never saw it coming

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You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

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12-10-2004 09:22 PM  13 years agoPost 3
rchelipilot121

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Underline the number 20.
Crap, is this going to be open book???

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12-11-2004 01:13 AM  13 years agoPost 4
chuckhager

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Actually it could be a true story. I bought a cup of coffee the other day for .85 cents. Gave the girl a dollar, but the cash register was broken so she had to call the manager over to figure out how much she owed me.

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12-11-2004 08:06 PM  13 years agoPost 5
helicopter

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I went for a cheeseburger the other day for lunch.

The combo was $6.52

I had a $20

I gave the girl $22 dollars and 2 cents!

She tried to hand back the 2 bucks saying I paid too much!

I said I wanted 3 $fives, and a coupla quarters to avoid
the pennies and a stack of one dollar bills.

She actually called the manager over who wanted to give
back my extra two dollars.

I said no.

Then the manager got out the calculator and verified
that the POS register was correct stating $15.50 in return!

After this, my food was cold.....

Ain't math today the coolest.......

And stupid me, I blew off foreign language and took 2 sems
of calculus back in the 60's in High School!

I love gravity, it always keeps my feet planted when I fly!

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12-21-2004 01:50 AM  13 years agoPost 6
T_J

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jeez...you can all blame me...I used to be a math teacher....graded my last all-jabber (algebra) paper in 1990...now I have a much more satisfying career as a unix oracle dba.

Tim

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