Friday, 27 March 2009

The progression of Maths in the UK ;-)

1. Teaching Maths in 1970

A logger sells a lorry load of timber for £1000.His cost of production is 4/5 of the selling price. What is his profit?
2. Teaching Maths in 1980
A logger sells a lorry load of timber for £1000.His cost of production is 4/5 of the selling price, or £800. What is his profit?
3. Teaching Maths in 1990

A logger sells a lorry load of timber for £1000.His cost of production is £800.Did he make a profit?
4. Teaching Maths in 2000

A logger sells a lorry load of timber for £1000.His cost of production is £800 and his profit is £200.Your assignment: Underline the number 200.

5. Teaching Maths in 2008

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is totally 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 £200. 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. If you are upset about the plight of the animals in question counselling will be available)

6 Teaching Maths in 2018

المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من دولار. صاحب تكلفة الانتاج منالثمن. ما هو الربح له؟

المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من دولار. صاحب تكلفة الانتاج منالثمن. ما هو الر؟

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!


Simone said...

That is so funny - yet scarily accurate!!!

A Lien said...

I am reading your blog and understand everything except the first five paragraphs

Do you have 5 metres of CK fabric with a delicate log motif I could buy?

Sarah said...

How alarmingly true but funny and sad at the same time!

funkymonkey said...

How true! Fortunately my teenager sees through all this p.c. nonsense at school. I get annoyed by nonsesnse like this at work - it makes me swear - a lot.


Menopausal musing said...

Gulp! Whoever thought that one up is scarily perceptive! x

Tea with Willow said...

Hilarious!! ... and so true! Makes you wonder how our kids will survive really?!

Willow x

ginny said...

Gosh Sal,
That's a bit depressing, and there's me thinking Oscar is doing well at Maths.... does that mean he hasn't learnt anything at all and if so, what are his chances for his impending education within the secondary sector?
With love from a now a gloomy Mum!
Alice xxxx

Hen said...

Sal, that cracked me up. But so we true, especially after Harry's parents' evening last night!
Have a good weekend.
Hen x

April said...

So true, and yet so sad, but still funny!

April xx

Count Ono Nehand said...

Is the answer Mohammed?

sharie said...


Its such a shame these days everyone is so scared that giving the correct answer will upset someone else so we all sit in our houses and refuse to look let alone speak to anyone else.

LOL don't get me started! I'm far from politically correct!! (funny how political correctness always seems to be to avoid upseting someone else and not you?)

Shabby Chick said...

Oh dear, better get my girls learning Arabic now then!

Mel xxx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Couldn`t agree more with the what the other lovely friends said!
Debbie Moss

P.S-Wishing you a lovely creative weekend!

Menopausal musing said...

Have just popped back to this post as it fascinated me. I looked at Count Ono Nehand's profile and just about fell off my chair with laughter............... Yes! I WAS HAD!! X

twiggypeasticks said...

tee hee :)
Twiggy x said...

I was worried you might get some nasty comments. I read the one from Alien etc and then clicked on who they were only to discover it was your flipping husband. As for Count Ono Nehand!!!!!!

Anyway, the purpose of writing was to say to you to check out

I thought you could make some and sell them.

Love Emma xxxxxx

Lace hearts said...

Hilarious - giggling away, and giggling more at the comments. what a funny post.
thanks for popping by and leaving a comment today - she loved all her comments. x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Tee hee. oh it's good to have a laugh first thing in the morning!
Thanks for that Sal... even brought a smile to Mr C's face!

Have a fab weekend.

Sue said...

I love it! you have just made me really laugh...have a great weekend :o)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Brilliant! Ha!
Have a great weekend,

silverpebble said...

This raised a broad smile Sal. Rather worrying!

Country Cottage Chic said...


Rowan said...

That is really funny - but unfortunately it's also true which is why we have so many children leaving school who are barely numerate or literate. It's a sad reflection on the education system we have today.

Rowan said...

Have just looked at menopausal musings comment and gone back to read the ones by A Lien and Count Ono Nehand - that will keep me amused for the rest of the day :):)

madeleinemiranda said...

Oh gosh, that is so true! What a mess...!


Rosie said...

Good job we can have a good laugh about it because it is scarily accurate, and very sad too:)

Rosie said...

It's very funny but sadly It is trus and a sign of our times. I've sent it to a few friends so they can have laugh x

Sal said...

This blog post from 2009 has been feel free to comment!! :-) ;-)