MATH CLASS (ENFORCER STYLE)


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. T eaching Math In 1990s-2000’s

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. )

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3 thoughts on “MATH CLASS (ENFORCER STYLE)

  1. (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok. )

    Teacher, I feel the particular birds that lived in that tree were probably very sad. However, seeing as how it was a beautiful forest, probably comparable to our suburbs, I’d imagine the other birds in other trees didn’t mind that much. You see, this tree the logger cut down was probably the equivalent of our ghettos, and those birds were probably dealing meth and weed to the other birds in other trees. I would imagine they were even involved in fly-bys, and constantly crapping on the rodents below. So, you see, this logger did a great service to the forest. To be honest, I think I’m crying tears of joy.

  2. Teacher, I have a special learning plan that allows me to answer this question with an alternative project, so I’m going to the computer lab now. K?

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