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1. Teaching math in the 1950's - A logger sells a truck load of timber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit ?

2. Teaching math in the 1960's - A logger sells a truck load of timber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit ?

3. Teaching math in the 1970's - A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit ?

4. Teaching math in the 1980's - A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment - Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching math in the 1990's - A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of the 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 you need to cry, it's OK)

6. Teaching math in 2010 - Un hachero vende una caretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuantro dinero ha hecho ?

Is it funny ? No ? It's pathetic !