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Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King 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? Because I wanted to point out the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

Q. A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit ?

Q. 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?

Q. A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

Q. 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.

Q. 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.)

Q. Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

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now I know why i hate math.....:lol::D

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I've seen people struggle with that kind of transactions...

Fun but sad too...

I couldn't understand the language in that 2009 teaching!!!???

It's spanish ;)

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acually, us math is WAY harder...then again, a math class review times tables last week, and we're in 8th! ;)

I think this is referring to elementary school math class, so of course middle school math is harder.

And I can tell I'm a left-brainer, as soon as I opened the first spoiler I easily calculated the profit.

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acually, us math is WAY harder...then again, a math class review times tables last week, and we're in 8th! ;)

no, i think you have it easy compared to kids where i am.......*shudder*

then again.....maths is always complex.....that's why they give us so many problems....

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no, i think you have it easy compared to kids where i am.......*shudder*

then again.....maths is always complex.....that's why they give us so many problems....

yah...that was the easy class...we're doing quadratics right now...

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yah...that was the easy class...we're doing quadratics right now...

Did you know you could use matrix multiplication to solve a quadratic system?

That's what we're doing right now in Pre-Cal/Trig.

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That was more of a rhetorical question; you probably won't cover matrices until Algebra 3-4 (or Algebra II, whatever you call it).

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maths is always complex.....

Only if you attempt to find the square root of a negative number...

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Only if you attempt to find the square root of a negative number...

LOL :lol:

but seriously, be rational; go get some pi.

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That was more of a rhetorical question; you probably won't cover matrices until Algebra 3-4 (or Algebra II, whatever you call it).

Yah, I'm on Algebra 1 right now, next year is geomatry (<-- is that how you spell that, having a blonde moment here)...at least i think. it usually is in public schools but im *dun dun dun* switching sides...

yah so after geomatry is algebra 2... stupid order in my opinion... :dry:

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Only if you attempt to find the square root of a negative number...

null set! nothing there, impossible! :D I acually know something...

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null set! nothing there, impossible! :D I acually know something...

Hmm, I am sure there was, I must have been imagining it

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Hmm, I am sure there was, I must have been imagining it

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isn't that imaginary #s or something?

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