# Teaching Maths

Submitted by Inchcock

Thursday, 5 January 2012

1. Teaching Maths In 1970
A woodcutter sells a lorry-load of timber for £100.
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.
What is his profit?

2. Teaching Maths In 1980

A woodcutter sells a lorry-load of timber for £300.
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or £80.
What is his profit?

3. Teaching Maths In 1990
A woodcutter sells a lorry-load of timber for £400.
His cost of production is £180.
Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Maths In 2000
A woodcutter sells a lorry-load of timber for £500.
His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20.
Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Maths In 2010
A woodcutter 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 woodcutter cut down their homes?