Facebook Meme About Teaching Math Goes Viral – Because It’s True
A recent Facebook meme about how teaching math in our public schools has changes over the years is going viral...and the biggest reason is because it's so sadly true.
The meme, which covers American education from 1956 to today, shows how our values have changed, how we've been dumbed down, and liberal progressivism in 2016 at its worst.
1) Teaching Math In 1956 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 Math In 1976 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 Math In 1986 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?
4) Teaching Math In 1996 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 Math In 2016 A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of the animals and 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, anxiety, helplessness, etc.) Should you require counseling at the conclusion of this exam, professionals will be available to help you return to your safe space.