Teaching Math the Liberal Way

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    This was sent to me by a teacher friend of mine. While it is funny it is, sadly, true


    the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s thanks to liberals and the NEA



    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

    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.)


    Teaching Math In 2006

    Un ranchero vende una carretera de maderapara $100. El
    cuesto de la produccion era $80. Cuantos tortillas se
    puede comprar?
     
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    This is the 3rd time this piece has been posted. Get some new material.
     
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    I NEVER tire of posting the truth about libs and how the have fucked up the world
     
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    Actually the mathematics teachers on the collegiate level have been trying to fix this for years. Guess who's 'fighting' them? You got it, education departments at universities throughout the country:

    http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2...+PeMN4Sj3EQv/guNVuOKNB3RSQJGxCtgbHM9nn1taDQ==

    This is a subscription only site, (I belong and can view 2 articles per week). I will not post in entirety, but enough for readers to get the gist:

     
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    I know you are a teacher, so please do not take this the wrong way. Most teachers today are a far cry from the ones I had.

    It seems they are more interested in getting pay raises and pushing a liberal agenda then actually teaching the kids.

    The kids I see today coming out of school do not have a clue on how to make in the world. HS grads cannot balance a cash drawer or a checking acconut, and do not know how a credit card works.
     
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    What are you talking about? You've never done anything of the sort.

    Get some new material.
     
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    I am not the first one to defend teaching nowadays. With that said, most are just a product of their own education. It's very difficult IMO to find elementary teachers that have a good grasp of what they are teaching and how. They follow the texts and what they learned in their education classes, which is what they majored in, education.

    I'm just north of retarded at math. Good thing I have no opening of teaching it, with that said, I aced the math section of education testing. Truly, their standards are horrendous.
     
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    Well if you still do not get it, I can only quote from Proverbs:

    Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

    In other words - I will not waste my time arguing with an idiot like you
     
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    In my area we have teachers spending more time in the politcal arena then the classroom. They are not teaching kids how to make it in the real world. they are turning them into panty wearing liberals with a rose colored view of the world

    They are in for one hell of a shock when they enter the dog eat dog world of reality
     
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    Teaching math is interesting. My opinion is that there is no single methiod of teaching children mathematics. However, there are general methods that could possibly be most effective for certain segments of the population. Determining who learns best under what conditions is the key though.
     

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