### Dumbing Down

Via that recalcitrant Proddie, Cranmer

أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة الانتاج من الثمن. ما هو الربح

**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

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## 5 Comments:

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Hrmmm... despite going to school 1984-1988, I seem to have been taught 1970-stylee.

Mark... that's because you were taught in

Scotland...LOL Paulinus. I don't suppose they did anything along the lines of teaching Science, did they?

Oh wait... it's nearly exam time. I should be able to get a few examples for the blog quite soon...

Mac, I thought it was only Scots who recognised Scottish education to be far superior to that of its neighbours! What an insightful woman you are.

Mmm, maybe it's because I have Scottish blood in me that I am teaching my boy from a Hungarian Maths programme!!! (Definitely more 70's than 08's style). Still, i't not quite Arabic, yet!

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