[Discuss-sudbury-model] a little levity

From: <marctheriault_at_comcast.net>
Date: Fri Mar 25 11:26:01 2005

Discussed the SVS model with a friend of mine, who then forwarded this to me. Hope you enjoy

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Prayers and Blessings,
Marc
Psalm 46:10  
Be still, and know...          

attached mail follows:


Marc,

 

Per our discussion of schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HISTORY of TEACHING MATH

 

 

Teaching Math In 1950

 

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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

 

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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

 

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

 

 

 

Teaching Math In 1980

 

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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

 

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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 2005

 

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El hachero vende un camion carga por $100. La cuesta de production
es.............

 

 
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