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Old 08-10-2006, 05:16 PM
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> Subject: Evolution of Math
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> Evolution of Math
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> Last week I purchased a burger and fries at McDonalds for $3.58.
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> The counter girl took my $4.00 and I pulled 8 cents from my pocket
and
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> gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies.
While
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> looking at the screen on her register, I sensed her discomfort and
tried
> to tell
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> her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for
help.
> While
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> he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and
cried.
> Why
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> do I tell you this?
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> Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s...........
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> Teaching Math In 1950
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> A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.
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> His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
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> Teaching Math In 1960
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> A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.
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> His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80.
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> What is his profit?
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> Teaching Math In 1970
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> A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.
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> His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?
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> Teaching Math In 1980
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> A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.
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> His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20 Your assignment:
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> Underline the number 20.
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> Teaching Math In 1990
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> 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.
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> 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?
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> (There are no wrong answers.)
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> Teaching Math In 2006
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> Un ranchero vende una carretera de maderapara $100. El cuesto de la
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> produccion era $80. Cuantos tortillas se puede comprar?
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ain't it so ...... ain't it so
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Fotflmaopimp!
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I actually had that transaction with a young girl at a McNasties about a year ago.
I handed her an additional $.04 to get paper back instead of coin.
She was so flusterred trying to figure it out, she asked me to help her.
Too bad I'm an honest guy - I could have said she owed me $20 and she probably would have believed me

This was one of my many welocome to Kentucky stories.

I guess it's everywhere.
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I always am short on change and ask them how many pennies they have in the cup to meet the bill due
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