Just in case you haven't seen this video, which went viral overnight--this made me say, "Awwwwwww, cute!", and also gave me a good opportunity to preach to my kids the importance of learning math!!!
Here is another math related post, which is even more hilarious! Check it out!
The New, New Math (by anonymous 1960's student)
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 1960s:
1. Teaching Math In 1960s
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 ok).
6. Teaching Math In 2010
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 and he needed additional space for more plants.
THE LONGEST ROMANCE
In 1900 Octavio Guillen met the girl who would one day be his wife. Two years later he announced his engagement to Adrianna martines and everyone said they made a lovely couple.
They still made a lovely couple in 1969, when they cast caution to the wind and got married in Mexico City. They were both 82 and had been engaged for 67 years.
THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL ABDUCTION
In August 1972 Mr Darsun Yilmaz of Damali on the Black Sea was rejected by his neighbour’s daughter and decided to abduct her. Soon after midnight Yilmaz arrived in his beloved’s garden with a ladder. Once in her room, he threw a blanket over her head and carried her down to the car.
Away they sped into the night, joy in his heart and stars in the sky. However, when he unwrapped his precious cargo and pursed his lips for a kiss he discovered it was the 91-year-old grandmother, who took this welcome opportunity to beat him up.
THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL ALIBI
During his divorce hearing in July 1978, a London man was asked to explain what he and ‘the other woman’ were doing in his bedroom with the lights out. He replied: “Playing snooker.”
THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL ANIMAL RESCUE
On 14 January 1978 a fire crew in England were called out by an elderly lady in South London to retrieve her cat which had become trapped in a tree. They arrived very quickly and soon rescued the cat. So grateful was the lady that she invited them all in for tea. Driving off later, with fond farewells, they ran over the cat and killed it.