1. Teaching Math In 1950s
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 1970s
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 1980s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit? Yes or No
4. Teaching Math In 1990s
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 2000s
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, and if you feel like crying, it's Okay).
6. Teaching Math In 2014
Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho? ANSWER: His profit was
$375,000 because his logging business is just a front for his pot farm.
In the 1880's my great grandfather lived in upstate New York. He dammed up a stream and built a waterwheel to run a sawmill. Then he went around the area and offered to cut their trees and clear the land for their farms. He took the wood to the sawmill and made it into sash and doors, and furniture. He built houses with it. He made a profit. And the farmers made a profit because of their cleared land they could grow crops. Others enjoyed the use of their homes and furniture. Everyone benefited.
Now they would have to get an environmental impact report before any trees could be cut and the creek could not be dammed because it would destroy habitat for fish.
They also benefited the birds by building birdhouses such as the one in the picture. The old man with the beard is my great grandfather and the man on the left, my grandfather.
This summer I took a drive through a corridor between two wilderness areas, the government expelled all people who worked, lived and played there so the people in New York City could feel good about them selves. What really struck me was how few living trees were in the wilderness areas, when we got into the forest that was still being logged and used, the forest was lush and thick, but in the wilderness it was mostly dead trunks and burned areas. People who condemn the use of forests would scream like little children if they did not have any toilet paper.
Idaho just won the prize for the most rude drivers, followed by DC and NY.
What a great photo of your family, Norman !
That was funny Ken !
Beautiful bird house!!!
Ricks, that is because most Idaho drivers are in Boise and surrounding area, and they are the worst. I once ended up in San Francisco during rush hour in down town, and I could not believe haw well the drivers there cooperated, it was easier than driving in Boise at midnight. Most Idaho drivers would never be able to drive a Model T because they have no idea that there is a lever on the left of their steering wheel. If some one foolishly does signal a lane change, many will close the gab to keep them from getting in their way, but I would expect Utah drivers to be right behind Idaho if not ahead.
I've not had any issues in Idaho, I'm mostly just going through on the interstate and it's been easy but anything near Salt Lake City is pretty scary. I try to stay in the center lane of 3 or the right lane when there are two and grit my teeth. They have no concept of leaving a gap or signaling, just swoop and brake whether going in front of a car, semi, or a motor home with trailer.
Next on my list of places to avoid are Denver and Portland. I'm sure Seattle should be there too but I know how to avoid most of the messes there.
Dang. Thursday I'm headed to Idaho Falls to spend the night, then on to Wyoming. I'll be extra careful in Idaho!!
Henry, I'll be in Shoshone, north of Twin Falls, performing at the Lost N' Lava Cowboy Gathering. Thursday night if I'm feeling good enuff, Friday & Saturday night shows no matter how I feel. Been sick for a couple weeks. Stop by.
Do not worry about Idaho Falls, the people in that part of the state are way different than in the Boise area.
Stan, I would pop over to Shoshone the say Hi, but we are busy here this week. Shoshone is only 50 miles from here.
Someday, I'll tell you about driving in Moscow (Russia) but after 14 years, I'm still too traumatized to think about it.
Spare the effort, Chuck - youtube is full of videos:
Thanks for the invitation!! My son and I will be doing a long day tomorrow traveling from Stockton, CA to Idaho Falls. The plan is to get some sleep tomorrow night there then head for the hills out of Alpine, WY at the crack of dawn Friday morning, so we'll have to pass this time.
Thanks for the information!!!