Teaching Math In 1950s & 60s
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 1970s
logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did
he make a profit?
Teaching Math In 1980s
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 1990s
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?
are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok. )
Teaching Math In 2000s
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religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, childhood memories, criminal background,
then don’t answer and the correct answer will be provided for you.
are no wrong answers.
The theme in my spiritual life lately has been about the truth of God’s Word & the sovereignty of God. Everywhere I turn there are messages about stubborn, hard-hearted people and how God is sovereign over everything in our life. Our pastor is preaching a series from Ezekiel, talk about stubborn people…what is so uncanny about the messages they could be talking about America instead of Judah.
Daily, I try to keep up with what is going on in our country and our world but one can only hear so much doom and gloom, or lies for that matter. I have literally gotten sick to my stomach at the waste, greed and mean-spiritedness (is that a word?) coming out of all parts of our country. Who is suffering the most? Personally, I think it is our children. They are growing up in a time when they will not know the difference between good and evil. They will not know what is right or wrong. They will not know where the line is because we as a people have failed to defend the drawn line. We have stood by while others have erased the line right before our eyes. I share responsibility in this and feel that I came to understanding the ways of the world way too late in my life. My heart is overwhelmed by the direction our country is going. How do we turn it back? How do we reach the next generation before it is too late? I struggle in my own home to keep the line defined.
In looking back over my life I have had to face the fact that I have made some wrong choices with huge consequences. I have not followed God in many things. I am undone by some of these realizations. But because my God is merciful and full of grace I find that He was there in my past, He is here in my present and He will be there in my future working all things together for good. Even my mistakes. I have repented of these things and have asked God to help me go forward in understanding and with wisdom. To keep my eyes open to all the things that I have within my power to effect change, to keep me humble and seeking Him in all circumstances. He is soooo good to me and has given me sooooo much peace, even in the midst of all the uncertainty surrounding me. He has given me nuggets of truth to hang on to, promises to remind me that He and He alone is in control. His word sustains me, gives me hope and makes me full! I love Him more today than any other time of my life. I only pray that it is never too late to make a stand for what is right, what is good in God’s sight and ultimately for God’s truth!!!
When I read this devotion today I completely understood what it meant…..because I have experienced every aspect of its truth.
"When we try to live by bread, or money, or material possessions or human love instead of by the Living Word, we begin to die. I can do without bread, but I cannot do without the life that comes by the Word of my Father."
Elizabeth Elliot’s Cassette – Spiritual Opposition
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4
May God have His grace and mercy in your life as well!!!