# Thread: 50 Years of Teaching Math in Texas

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## 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.

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## 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?

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## 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!

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## Re: 50 Years of Teaching Math in Texas

Stop in here more often. This is where you can find me.

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## Re: 50 Years of Teaching Math in Texas

Under Obamamama plans there aren't any loggers left

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## 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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