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 the 1970'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 the 1980's
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit? Yes or No.
Teaching Math In the 1990'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 the 2000'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. Feel free to express your feelings, e.g., anger, anxiety, inadequacy, helplessness, etc.)
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Former President George W. Bush is eagerly counting down the days until he is no longer the worst President in U.S. history, Bush confirmed on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters at his home, Bush said that he “could hardly wait” until Friday, when he will be officially bounced from the worst-President slot.
“I have to admit, I never thought I’d see this day in my lifetime,” the former President said. “When you leave office with the nation in smoldering ruins, you sort of come to accept that you’re gonna be worst for a long, long time.”
“I guess you could say I set the bar kind of high, worst-wise,” he chuckled. Borowitz