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# Progressive teaching

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### #1 NickAu

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 02:25 AM

TEACHING MATHS

Progressive teaching, recapping from mid-20th century.

1. Teaching Maths 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 Maths In 1970s
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 Maths In 1980s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100. His cost of production
is \$80. Did he make a profit ? Yes or No

4. Teaching Maths In 1990s
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 Maths In 2000s
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 his means of livelihood?

Topic is for forum participation : 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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IMHO

What he only made 20 bucks?

I think he needs to do a time and motion study then hire some consultants, so he can streamline his operation and value add to the timber he cuts so he can maximise his profit.

Edited by NickAu, 10 December 2014 - 02:32 AM.

### #2 Condobloke

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 02:32 AM

surely he will have to have a committee look at that first.....and maybe a feasibility study.....

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:10 AM

I will burn the forest down to keep the logger from cutting it down. wait, what?

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 04:38 PM

I've seen this joke before, years ago, but it's a good one. It shows a slip from placing importance on numerical calculation through declining standards and then a collapse into the relams of emotion and ethics. It shows one of the reasons why so many people are now employed in unimportant stuff like advertising, bureaucracy, jobs with buzzwords in the title but no real purpose, ect but there are not enough people in science, mathematics and computing.
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:29 AM

And all the political correctness that goes with it.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:26 PM

A tree was cut down in the Amazon. Somebody made money. Human and animal habitat was lost. Does anybody care? Oh Wait.... Greenpeace did something really stupid in Peru. Welcome to the 24 hour social media and nonstop news cycles and how it affects day to day life.

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