WELCOME to Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
Here’s the story…..
Last week I purchased a burger for $1.58. I handed the cashier $2.00 and started digging for some change. I pulled out 8 cents and gave it to her. She stood there with $2 and 8 cents. She looked bewildered, 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 burst into tears.
The incident got me thinking about how our kids were learning math in school…. (or not).
Teaching Math In 1950: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5ths 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 4/5ths of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
Teaching Math In 1970: A logger exchanges a set “L” of lumber for a set of “M” of money. The cardinality of set “M” is 100. Each element is worth one dollar. Make 100 dots representing the elements of the set “M.” The set “C,” the cost of production, contains 20 fewer points than set “M.” Represent the set “C” as a subset of set “M.” Answer this question: What is the cardinality of the set “P” of profits?
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 are no wrong answers)
Teaching Math In The 2000s: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $120. How does Goldman Sachs determine that his profit margin is $60?
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a wonderful Tuesday people, and whatever you do, don’t forget to LAUGH IT UP! Peace, I am outta here, Eucman!
“Thanks to Congress, meat producers no longer have to tell consumers where their meat comes from. Upon hearing this, Arby’s said, ‘Waaay ahead of you, man.'” -Conan O’Brien
“China just installed new public bathrooms in Beijing that actually offer Wi-Fi. Yeah, a Wi-Fi-enabled bathroom. Or as we call that here in America, Starbucks.'” -Jimmy Fallon
“There’s a new study that says giving your child too much praise can harm them later. If you’re too hard on your kids, they grow up with no self-confidence, but if you praise them too much, they grow up to be narcissists. What do these little monsters want from us?” -Jimmy Kimmel
G U A R A N T E D T O M A K E Y O U L A F F….
My mother and I were walking through the mall when a man stopped us to ask if we would take part in a survey. One of the questions was; “Do you think there is too much sex in movies?”
“I don’t know,” replied my mother. “I’m usually too wrapped up in the film to notice what the rest of the audience is doing.”
Monday’s Movie Trivia of the day!‘ What movie is this quote from??? ‘Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.’
Answer: ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’! Tried to throw you off with the mix of names. Very underrated movie and sequel. Like ‘Clueless’ it has a great plot, but the charaters make you feel either stupid or extremely smart after you watch it.
Tuesday Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? ‘It’s all in the reflexes.’
What expression is represented here?
Run, Hit, Jump = Volume Level 9
Dictionary = Volume Level 2
ANSWER: Actions speak louder than words.
Run, Hit, Jump are all actions and the volume level for them is higher that than of Dictionary which simply contains a whole lot of words. Hence you get Actions speak louder than words.
Tuesday’s Quizzler is……….
A part of the body is hidden in each of the following sentences. The first sentence contains “head.” Can you find the rest?
1. The ad is for Monday’s sale.
2. The tour group can go to either country.
3. My car makes funny noises sometimes.
4. Sarah and Tony are getting married.
5. That casino seems shady.
6. Can’t you see that Hank needs help?
7. The sea is so calm out here.
8. Would you like to go surfing, Erin?
TUESDAY’S QUIZZMASTER OF THE DAY AWARD GOES TO MS. ANDREA L. BANKS! GREAT WORK BANKS!
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