What makes for good science and mathematics education?

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What makes for good science and mathematics education?

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In my day, it was fear of Dad's wrath.

Getting an F? "Son, this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you."

Got paddled at school? "Son, this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you."

Talked back to a teacher? "Son, this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you."

etc.
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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 2015 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.
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I liked the costo. Good Spanglish.
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