Bored of education — Math Is Hard™ edition

March 23, 2017


Happy March 14

March 14, 2016

 


Let them eat pi

March 14, 2015


Happy March 14

March 14, 2015

Pi in the sky

Pi down to earth

Pi plate

Pi plate with pi in it

Pumpkin pi

Pi r squared

Too much pi

Tip for the waitress who brought you the pi


Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2015


Math instruction through the ages

June 26, 2013

Teaching math in 1963:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the selling price. What is his profit?

Teaching math in 1973:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the selling price, or $80. What is his profit?

Teaching math in 1983:

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

Teaching math in 1993:

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.

Teaching math in 2003:

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and greedy and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of the environment. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? And how do you think the birds and squirrels felt as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s okay.)

Teaching math in 2013:

Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?


Happy March 14

March 14, 2013

Pi in the sky

Pi down to earth

Pi plate

Pi plate with pi in it

Pumpkin pi

Pi r squared

Too much pi

Tip for the waitress who brought you the pi


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