Archive | May 4, 2018

THE SPHINX—NEWS BRIEFS

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I was told, and listened, a long time ago that you should not wear jewelry if you are doing physical/athletic activities.  It is dangerous.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/yoenis-cespedes-necklace-breaks-double-mets-braves-article-1.3968503

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The Editor:  Did a newspaper really print a front page without smearing Trump, LL ?

Windy City Cat:   The Chicago Sun Times did, they left it blank.   At least they didn’t have to print the murders.

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Kroger has a ground beef recall.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/05/03/Kroger-supplier-recalls-more-than-35000-pounds-of-beef/3621525372931/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=3

Here is some information that we already  reported.  

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/04/23/Artificial-sweeteners-linked-to-obesity-diabetes-in-study/6801524485145/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ls&utm_medium=5

The Cub Scouts will get interesting.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/beyond-cookies-thousands-girls-becoming-cub-scouts-022746762.html

The Breast Galaxies are colliding.

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/04/23/Colorful-spiral-galaxies-collide-in-new-Hubble-video/4671524493456/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ls&utm_medium=3

English teachers are giving up on education.

Schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers ‘cannot tell the time’

DC has more free liquor than Las Vegas.

Washington’s heavy-drinking ways in spotlight | TheHill

Math through the Ages

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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 of the evolution in teaching math:

Teaching Math In 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?

 

Teaching Math In 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?

 

Teaching Math In 1970’s:

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

 

Teaching Math In 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.

 

Teaching Math In 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?

(There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok. )

 

Teaching Math Today:

Un ha chero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la Producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

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The Perfect Man

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A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by.  He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, “Perfect timing.  You’re just like Frank.”
 
Passenger: “Who?”
 
Cabbie: “Frank Feldman.  He’s a guy who did everything right all the time.
 
Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time.”
 
Passenger: “There are always a few clouds over everybody.”
 
Cabbie: “Not Frank Feldman.  He was a terrific athlete.  He could have won the Grand-Slam at tennis.  He could golf with the pros.  He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano.  He was an amazing guy.”
 
Passenger: “Sounds like he was really something special.”
 
Cabbie: “There’s more.  He had a memory like a computer.  He remembered everybody’s birthday.  He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with.  He could fix anything.  Not like me.  I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out.  But Frank Feldman could do everything right.”
 
Passenger: “Wow, what a guy!”
 
Cabbie: ‘He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams.  Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them.  But Frank, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good.  He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too.  He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake.  No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman.”
 
Passenger: “How did you meet him?”
 
Cabbie: “I never actually met Frank.  He died and I married his wife.”
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