This is another chain letter that was sent to me:

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Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her.. She stood there , holding the nickel and 3 pennies , while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters , but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her , she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this? Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

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 1960s

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

3. Teaching Math In 1970s

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

4… Teaching Math In 1980s

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 1990s

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 ok. )

6. Teaching Math In 2009

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

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This is quite possibly the most ridiculous assertion I have ever seen in an advertisement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BedAQ85UiA

You didn't know - only PC's can fall off tables!

You didn't know - only PC's can fall off tables!

This commercial is yet another example of Apple’s dishonest advertising.  Guess what Mac lovers:  if you pull a power cord on a PC straight out, it comes out.  If you pull it out at an angle, it will jolt the computer.  If you pull the power cord on a Mac straight out, it comes out.  IF YOU PULL A MAC POWER CORD AT AN ANGLE IT COMES OUT TOO!

Now hear this: If you put something on a table, it might fall off.  It could be a bit of toast, it could be a puppy, it could be a pencil – it does not matter!  Anything can fall off of things!  PC’s – yes, they can fall.  APPLE computers can fall too!

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X95albzBtYM&feature=channel_page

Don’t be brainwashed.