Teaching math in the UK

Teaching math in the UK
October 29th, 2011  
Mr KillKill

Topic: Teaching math in the UK

Teaching math in the UK
1. Teaching Maths In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100..
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.
What is his profit?

2. Teaching Maths In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is 80% of the price.
What is his profit?

3. Teaching Maths In 1990
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is £80.
How much was his profit?

4. Teaching Maths In 2000
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20.
Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Maths In 2005
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.
Your assignment: Discuss how the birds and squirrels might feel as the logger cut down their homes just for a measly profit of £20.

6. Teaching Maths In 2009
A logger is arrested for trying to cut down a tree in case it may be offensive to Muslims or other religious groups not consulted in the application for the felling license. He is also fined a £100 as his chainsaw is in breach of Health and Safety legislation as it deemed too dangerous and could cut something. He has used the chainsaw for over 20 years without incident however he does not have the correct certificate of competence and is therefore considered to be a recidivist and habitual criminal. His DNA is sampled and his details circulated throughout all government agencies. He protests and is taken to court and fined another £100 because he is such an easy target.

When he is released he returns to find Gypsies have cut down half his wood to build a camp on his land. He tries to throw them off but is arrested, prosecuted for harassing an ethnic minority, imprisoned and fined a further £100. While he is in jail again the Gypsies cut down the rest of his wood and sell it on the black market for £100 cash. They also have a departure BBQ of squirrel and pheasant and leave behind several tonnes of rubbish and asbestos sheeting.

The forester on release is warned that failure to clear the fly tipped rubbish immediately at his own cost is an offence. He complains and is arrested for environmental pollution, breach of the peace and invoiced £12,000 plus VAT for safe disposal costs by a regulated government contractor.

Your assignment: How many times is the logger going to have to be arrested and fined before he realizes that he is never going to make £20 profit by hard work, give up, sign onto the dole and live off the state for the rest of his life?

7. Teaching Maths In 2010
A logger doesnít sell a lorry load of timber because he canít get a loan to buy a new lorry because his bank has spent all his and their money on a derivative of securitized debt related to sub-prime mortgages in Surrey and lost the lot, with only some government money left to pay a few million-pound bonuses to their senior directors and the traders who made the biggest losses.

The logger struggles to pay the £1,200 road tax on his old lorry. However, as it was built in the 1970s it no longer meets the emissions regulations and he is forced to scrap it.

Some Bulgarian loggers buy the lorry from the scrap merchant and put it back on the road. They undercut everyone on price for haulage! send their cash back home, while claiming unemployment for themselves and their relatives. If questioned they speak no English and it is easier to deport them at the governments expense. Following their holiday back home they return to the UK with different names and fresh girls and start again. The logger protests, is accused of being a bigoted racist and as his name is on the side of his old lorry he is forced to pay £1,500 registration fees as a gang master.

The Government borrows more money to pay more to the bankers as bonuses are not cheap. The parliamentarians feel they are missing out and claim the difference on expenses and allowances.
You do the maths.

8. Teaching Maths 2017
أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة
الانتاج 80 من
الثمن. ما هو الربح له
October 29th, 2011  
How right you are.

Where my dad lived in UK there were a bunch of bikers, riding mostly Harley Davidsons, they looked like the UK version of the US Hells Angels. My dad in his younger years rode many types and marques began chatting to them. They showed him the utmost respect, not only which they ferried human organs between hospitals at their own expense, during an emergency transfers were caught speeding and fined, which they paid out of their own pockets without any thought of reward.

One of the bikers was a huge fella, 6 foot 6 inches tall built like a brick outhouse and arms like my thighs. Very nice chap, until...................

One day his young son came home from school saying he has his homework to do, "OK" said the chap and settled down to watch the news. All of a sudden he heard his son reciting a song in Pakistani, dad got up and asked his son what his homework was. The boy told him that his headmaster said that because there are so many immigrants in the school, it'd be nice if the English kids learned a Pakistani song. The chap took his homework and told the boy to watch TV.

The next day the chap paid a visit to his boys headmaster, kicked open the headmasters door, slammed his boys homework on the desk and said very firmly, "If they want to live in MY country THEY learn MY language and live like WE do, MY son does not learn their "foxtrot" language. Apparently the headmaster stared at the chap white as a ghost and eyes like organ stops, then began to splutter, and nod.

From what I heard, the whole idea was scrapped.

Don't you love it when a plan comes together
October 29th, 2011  
This all sounds oddly familiar...
Teaching math in the UK
October 29th, 2011  

استغرق مني حوالي 7 دقائق لقراءة كل هذا. بلدي السعر لكل ساعة هو 15 يورو. كم الجنيه الاسترليني هل مدينون لي؟


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