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Jenny
06-10-2005, 03:07 PM
Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for \$4.58. The counter girl took my \$5 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 called for the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried.

Teaching Math In 1950

************************ 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

************************ 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 1970

************************ A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100. His cost of production is \$80. Did he make a profit?

Teaching Math In 1980

*********************** 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

************************ 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.............

06-10-2005, 03:10 PM
Teaching Math In 2005

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El hachero vende un camion carga por \$100. La cuesta de production es.............

:lmfao:

BrewMaster
06-10-2005, 03:48 PM
nice one Jenny.

Now I am going to go and meditate about how birds and squirrels felt as the logger cut down the trees.

:D

TofuNinja
06-10-2005, 04:06 PM
lol good one hahaha

Gothic Girl
06-10-2005, 04:11 PM
My dad in law sent me that a while ago. I love it!

riskykougra
06-10-2005, 04:18 PM
wait!wait!wait! ok a logger cuts down a tree.....hmm where is my calculator....

DarkFury
06-10-2005, 04:21 PM
Yo quiero TACO BELL!!! :D

hapoo
06-10-2005, 06:08 PM
roflmao good one :hihi:

Houdini
06-11-2005, 01:59 AM
:heh:

I'll have to remember that one. Very nice.

Mike_N_Ike
06-11-2005, 03:46 AM
:heh:

bachviet
06-12-2005, 03:35 AM
Good one :laugh:

styleee
06-12-2005, 09:43 AM
what is really sad is how true it really is. i'm a high school science teacher, and most of my students don't even know order of operations. they don't know that dividing and multiplying are pretty much the same thing.

its disheartening :(

catch22
06-13-2005, 02:15 PM
very funny!!!!

SolidSnake
06-13-2005, 03:56 PM
lol nice one

JaQnAbOx
06-13-2005, 05:52 PM
lol

x1337xD335C1P13x
06-13-2005, 09:34 PM
what is really sad is how true it really is. i'm a high school science teacher, and most of my students don't even know order of operations. they don't know that dividing and multiplying are pretty much the same thing.

its disheartening :(

...i learned order of operations in 2nd grade...
..with weird acrostic saying
Excuse
My
Dear
Aunt
Sally

Mathcop
06-13-2005, 11:19 PM
Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for \$4.58. The counter girl took my \$5 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 called for the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried.

I have a similar story (I'm a former high school math teacher). A few years ago I went to Taco Bell on my dinner break from my 2nd job. This would have been aroun 7 or 8 PM. The total of my order was \$2.98. I gave the cashier \$3.03. She tried to enter "3-0-3" into the register to determine my change, but the keypad wasn't working. She yells back to the manager, "The 3 isn't working on this register". At this point I'm wondering to myself how long the 3 hasn't been working and if she only just then noticed it. The manager shouts back, "Just do it in your head or on some paper." The cashier, who is VERY frustrated by now, screams out, "WHAT DO YOU THINK I AM? A MATH TEACHER?" It was all I could do to keep a straight face. I said, "Well I am a math teacher. Just give me a nickel back." She looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language but she finally gave me the nickel. To this day I'm convinced I could have said any amount of money and she would have given it to me. She was so lost! I still laugh whenever I think of that!

molecularfire
06-14-2005, 11:29 AM
I'm not sure which is more depressing in that story... the cashier not being able to do simple math or that a high school math teacher was working a 2nd job...

Jenny
06-14-2005, 12:09 PM
I'm not sure which is more depressing in that story... the cashier not being able to do simple math or that a high school math teacher was working a 2nd job...

Heh My mom is a high school math (& 1 class of German) teacher. She's had a 2nd job for years now. :(

Mathcop
06-14-2005, 03:00 PM
Yep. I taught high school math and worked a 2nd job for 12 years! I taught in small private schools where the pay was even less than the public schools. I had to work a 2nd job to support my teaching habit!