# Teaching Math (over the years)

**1. Teaching Math In 1950**

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 1960**

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 1970**

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

**4. Teaching Math In 1980**

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 1995**

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 Math TODAY**

Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80.