Administrator’s Note: The newest version should be more appealing to those readers crying foul over the previous spanish version. A small suggestion to some of you: Find some perspective please!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

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..

1. Teaching Math In The 1950′s

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 The 1960′s

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 The 1970′s

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

4. Teaching Math In The 1980′s

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 The 1990′s

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?

6. Teaching Math In 2011

Ein Holzfäller maderapara verkauft eine Wagenladung von 100 $. Die Kosten für die Produktion ist 80 $. Wie viel Geld hat er getan?

ANSWER: His profit was $375,000 because his logging business is just a front for his marijuana farm.

Any former U-boat commanders out there I should be worried about?

Next we’ll try something like Dutch.