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  1. #1
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    Default 50 Years of Teaching Math in Texas

    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 2009

    Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho.
    Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked Hulk in the face. Now he hides in the forest and changed his name to Shrek

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    Default Re: 50 Years of Teaching Math in Texas

    Es muy facil. El gana vente pesos.

    However I think that new math today would be more like....

    A logger sales a truckload of lumber for $100 dollars. He pays an impact fee to log the tress of $20, tax on fuel is $10, tax for the new heath care is $20, carbon tax for removing the trees is $20, and his labor and production costs is $80. How much does the logger now owe the IRS for this outrageous profit that this small business owner generated?
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    Default Re: 50 Years of Teaching Math in Texas

    I just found this on while searching for something else...what are you trying to say about us 80s kids Derek? That is cold, but very funny!
    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Default Re: 50 Years of Teaching Math in Texas



    Stop in here more often. This is where you can find me.
    Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked Hulk in the face. Now he hides in the forest and changed his name to Shrek

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    Default Re: 50 Years of Teaching Math in Texas

    Under Obamamama plans there aren't any loggers left

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    Default Re: 50 Years of Teaching Math in Texas

    may have to change to "a logger ships all his wood to China"

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