# The New Math, Let's Hear It For Our Public Education System!!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Eightball, Jan 27, 2005.

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### EightballSenior Member

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It's humorous, yet sad all at the same time. I know that not all schools are like this, but if some are teaching this way, we've got some big problems ahead.

Regards, Eightballsidepocket

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The New Math

"Last week I purchased a burger for \$1.58. The counter girl took my \$2
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 hailed the manager for help.

While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and
cried."

Why do I tell you this?

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

Teaching Math In 2005

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

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### AnnieDiamond Member

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I believe that sums it up! (pun intended).

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### Mr. PSenior Member

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Gawd help em when the battery fails in their calculator.

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### ScreamingEagleGold Member

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You mean they still can use a calculator these days?

http://www.mackinac.org/article.asp?ID=6954

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### JozSenior Member

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### dmpSenior Member

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Reminds me of:

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### JozSenior Member

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I've never heard this one before. And you usually have to have a degree & experience to be a manager

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### KarlMarxSenior Member

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This reminds me of something that happened to me a few years ago.

I was working late one night. When I got out of work, I decided to stop at a Burger King for dinner (that's a home cooked meal if you're a bachelor! . While I was waiting for my order at the counter, a girl of about 16 or 17 was filling out an employment form nearby. After a minute or so, she asked the boy behind the counter (who she obviously knew), "How do you spell "schedule"? He gave her a hard time about it (probably because he didn't know how to spell it, either), so I spelled it ouf for her, "S-C-H-E-D-U-L-E". The boy looked at me and said "She's SOOOO ignorant!", to which she retorted "Well, I don't have to know how to spell! That's what 'spell check' is for!" (referring to the spell check feature in Microsoft Word). After I got my meal I walked away shaking my head.

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### inseinSenior Member

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the dumbing of america. Communists unite. Your plan is succeeding.

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