## Are Uni Students Really This Dumb?

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02-05-2008 11:06 AM

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Quote this is an individual project providing a practical introduction to conceptual data modelling, logical modelling and database system development. (Please note that this is not a group project.)

Surely if it's an individual project it goes without saying it's not a group project, or is the world really that dumb?

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02-05-2008 11:10 AM

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**1. Teaching Math's In 1970**

A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.

What is his profit?

2. Teaching Math's In 1980

2. Teaching Math's In 1980

A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or £80.

What is his profit?

**3. Teaching Math's In 1990**

A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

His cost of production is £80.

Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math's In 2000

4. Teaching Math's In 2000

A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20.

Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math's In 2008

5. Teaching Math's In 2008

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. )

6. Teaching Math's 2018

6. Teaching Math's 2018

أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة الانتاج من الثمن. ما هو الربح ل

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02-05-2008 11:30 AM

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Just to add - teaching maths in 1950

A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

His cost of production is 11/12 of the price.

What is his profit in pounds, shillings and pence - and for the younger members there were 20 shillings in a pound and 12 pennies in a shilling

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02-05-2008 11:33 AM

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Was it worth it for 20 quid?

But seriously, take your points about dumb.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.

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02-05-2008 11:35 AM

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02-05-2008 12:01 PM

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"OK, how about showing me a maths lesson"

The head took the inspector in to a classroom. At the front of the class were eight computers and all the children were gathered round.

The teacher was saying "Right children, here we have eight computers. If we take away three computers...

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02-05-2008 12:13 PM

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02-05-2008 1:26 PM

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Quote from: jelv The teacher was saying "Right children, here we have eight computers. If some yobs break in tonight and steal three computers...

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02-05-2008 2:59 PM

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Quote from: Barry

5. Teaching Math's In 2008

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?

With todays kids I am surprised that instead of

**£20**it is not stated as a percentage of the cost of a computer game or pair of trainers. But that said they would have to have a year having percentages being explained to them.

Quote from: Barry 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. )

First items of the discussion "What is a forest and a habitat?" and "What are birds and squirrels?"

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02-05-2008 8:36 PM

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So, as you can imagine, without fail all sorts of names were suggested! - the most popular was Cliff Richards or Elvis Presley!

[ps the same teacher was known as the "galloping hairpin" because of way she walked and her shape]

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02-05-2008 8:58 PM

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02-05-2008 9:03 PM

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edit; thin with bumps

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02-05-2008 9:04 PM

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02-05-2008 10:07 PM

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2 C

3 D

4 F

5 A

6 B

7 B

Doh! Answers for some questions but not just yours

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03-05-2008 4:47 AM

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An individual project is more commonly understood to mean a project which is singularly identifiable from other projects. In the context of the original statement it means a project to be untertaken by individuals and therefore the additional explanation is not superfluous.

I'm with Paul Calf on this one.

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