Sixty-Two Years of Math In America (1957 – 2019)
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. Why do I tell you this?
Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:
1. Teaching Math 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 Math In 1960s
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 1970s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?
4. Teaching Math In 1980s
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 1990s
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.)
6. Teaching Math In 2000s
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Monday, June 17, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Rev. Al Sharpton, a master of agitation, could soon be a doctor of humane letters.
Taxpayer-funded Medgar Evers College, a CUNY school in the middle of Crown Heights, is planning to bestow the honorary doctorate on the man many say inflamed tensions during the bloody 1991 race riots in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
The college, in a resolution to go before a committee Monday, says it wants to recognize Sharpton’s “unwavering commitment to racial, educational and socioeconomic equity” at its June 5 commencement.
The degree would come nearly 28 years after Sharpton played a key role in the days of violence that rocked Crown Heights.I guess it was a toss up between his role in Crown Heights or the Tawana Brawley Hoax. Why do liberals live in an alternate universal?
Monday, March 18, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Anti Trumper's and leftist groups or people DO NOT and NEVER WILL get to dictate what OUR MAGA hats portray and represent. To US, they represent support for our beloved President, support for our country, and just what they say, "Make America Great Again". If you're triggered by a MAGA hat, that's YOUR mental/emotional issue, NOT ours.