Saturday, April 26, 2008

Educating the masses

It seems that Archbishop Cramner has been sent this amusing little nugget.
  1. Teaching Maths In 1970:
    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

  2. Teaching Maths In 1980:
    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?

  3. Teaching Maths In 1990:
    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is £80. Did he make a profit?

  4. Teaching Maths In 2000:
    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.

  5. Teaching Maths In 2008:
    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.)

  6. Teaching Maths 2018:
    أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة الانتاج من الثمن. ما هو الربح

Most entertaining. Or it would be were there not a large grain of truth in it...

4 comments:

the A&E Charge Nurse said...

Prices in the timbre market seem to be remarkably stagnant, a state run industry, presumably ?

Budgie said...

Unfortunately teachers were not sorted by Mrs T. The only way now to ameliorate this mess is to privatise all schools and have vouchers to purchase an education for your child. Get the state out of the classroom and give parents the power of the piper.

Canine calculus said...

Teaching Maths 2008 for dogs.

Take dog on walk through woods, GCSE grade B awarded for pissing up any tree not felled for £20 profit.

Grade A awarded for defecation in long grass.

Grade A+ for barking occasionally.

Frightening - just tripped over the grain of truth.

hughev said...

maths 2018
the logger has made a profit. he has his hand chopped off as making a profit is theft from the people under socialist sharia law.