Most of them don’t even make me crack a smile. This one made me laugh out loud.

**Subject: Teaching math**

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

**Teaching Math In 1960:**

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?

**Teaching Math In 1970:**

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

**Teaching Math In 1980:**

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 1990:**

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)

**Teaching Math In 2005:**

Un hachero vende una carretada demaderapara $100. El costo de la producciÃ³n es $80…..

# I normally hate those circulating e-mail jokey things……

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