Archive | May 11, 2021

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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Ponder These…….

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Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned?

What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it?

If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?

Which letter is silent in the word “Scent,” the S or the C?

Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn’t it be called double V?

Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work.

Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty.

The word “swims” upside-down is still “swims”.

Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, scissors is just as hard as trying to win.

100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses.

Your future self is watching you right now through memories.

If you replace “W” with”T” in “What, Where and When”, you get the answer to each of them.

Many animals probably need glasses, but nobody knows it.

If you rip a hole in a net, there are actually fewer holes in it than there were before.

If 2/2/22 falls on a Tuesday, we’ll just call it “2’s Day” (It does fall on a Tuesday)

100 years ago a Twenty Dollar bill and a Twenty Dollar gold piece were interchangeable. Either one would buy a new suit, new shoes and a night on the town.

The Twenty Dollar gold piece will still do that!

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Sometimes you gotta fake it

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The manager of a large city zoo was drafting a letter to order a pair of animals. He sat at his computer and typed the following sentence: “I would like to place an order for two mongooses, to be delivered at your earliest convenience.”

He stared at the screen, focusing on that odd word “mongooses.” Then he deleted the word and added another, so that the sentence now read: “I would like to place an order for two mongeese, to be delivered at your earliest convenience.”

Again he stared at the screen, this time focusing on the new word, which seemed just as odd as the original one. Finally, he deleted the whole sentence and started all over. “Everyone knows no fully stocked zoo should be without a mongoose,” he typed. “Please send us two of them.”

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THE SPHINX—QUESTIONS

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Gas is already up 86 cents a gallon since the election.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/05/10/why-gas-prices-could-spike-big-league-soonand-will-bidens-crew-address-it-today-n2589189

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/09/utah-county-censures-mitt-romney-trump-impeachment-vote/

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Let’s add the people on the Board of Directors of Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Google to the racist Democrat party.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/05/06/allen-west-lights-up-texas-dems-for-not-accepting-resignation-of-chair-who-called-tim-scott-a-racist-slur-n375612

Joe is doing Marxism so well that Bernie is seldom seen.

https://redstate.com/wag/2020/03/02/cartoon-n129569

https://www.breitbart.com/

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Are the spreaders of White hatred in schools and colleges working for free ?

https://nypost.com/2021/05/07/good-for-pfizer-for-making-millions-in-profits/

There is no question here.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/05/06/report-chinas-greenhouse-gas-emissions-exceed-all-other-developed-nations-combined/

https://thefederalist.com/

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The Jeopardy Editor:  Aaron Rodgers is too petty and self absorbed to take Trebek’s place.  Do you know how the illegal kids in the dog cages on the border are finding homes so quickly, LL ?

Mystery Solving Cat:  I sure do, just like this Pug wins her puppies back from the Biden kidnappers.  It’s a big Shell Game.

https://tolleystopics.com/2020/05/23/one-smart-pug/

Democrat HOR member from Texas, Mr Cuellar, explains how they move the poor unfortunate kids to different tent areas.  Then they tell the media that they aren’t in their custody.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/05/06/house-dem-has-a-problem-with-the-administrations-photo-of-empty-migrant-facility-n2589037

Biden said Kamala was an incompetent fool.  He took Musk’s advise, and is sending her to Mars.

https://www.space.com/national-space-council-vp-kamala-harris

https://www.space.com/elon-musk-mars-spacex-risks-astronauts-die

https://nypost.com/2021/05/06/spacexs-mars-rocket-successfully-lands-for-first-time/

There is no question here.   25 years old DNA gets another killer, he is reported to be a Democrat.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/06/dna-links-ohio-man-to-1995-murder-of-ex-wifes-bridesmaid/

Since 2008, with advances made in DNA identification and cameras everywhere the only way to stay safe and free is for the local officials or DOJ to decide not to prosecute—it’s all political now.  The mayors and governors need their homes visited.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/05/09/driver-beaten-badly-after-armed-blm-stop-his-car-in-frightening-encounter-n376886

Joe has a dream after reviewing the economic data, and discovers he is smart–smarter than even the Cuomo Brothers.

https://babylonbee.com/news/shocking-study-finds-paying-people-not-to-work-makes-people-not-want-to-work

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Lightning and Orion Beyond Uluru
Image Credit & Copyright: Park Liu

Explanation: What’s happening behind Uluru? A United Nations World Heritage Site, Uluru is an extraordinary 350-meter high mountain in central Australia that rises sharply from nearly flat surroundings. Composed of sandstone, Uluru has slowly formed over the past 300 million years as softer rock eroded away. In the background of the featured image taken in mid-May, a raging thunderstorm is visible. Far behind both Uluru and the thunderstorm is a star-filled sky highlighted by the constellation of Orion. The Uluru region has been a home to humans for over 22,000 years. Local indigenous people have long noted that when the stars that compose the modern constellation of Orion first appear in the night sky, a hot season involving lightning storms will soon be arriving.

Tomorrow’s picture: star spasms