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Laugh or Cry? Years of Math 1950-2014

A little humor.. or maybe a cry slid into my inbox. I adapted it for 2014. Enjoy.

Years of Math 1950 – 2014

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl
took my $ 2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my
pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies,
while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and
tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager
for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there
and cried.
Why do I tell you this?

Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:
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