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June 12th Trivia

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June 12th In Pop Culture History

1790 - A 'Red Globe' was being reported by many people, flying over France.

1849 - A gas mask "inhaler or lung protector" was patented (#X006529) by Lewis Phectic Haslett of Louisville, Ky.

1899 (Tornado) New Richmond, Wisconsin

1906 - Sound movies were patented (#823,022) by John Ballance.

1913 - John Randolph Bray exhibited the first animated cartoon, a movie called The Artist's Dream (aka The Dachsund) in which a dog atesausages until he exploded.

1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York.

1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

1964 - Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

1965 #1 Hit June 12, 1965 - June 18, 1965: The Supremes - Back In My Arms Again

1967 - The US Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declared all US state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

1971 #1 Hit June 12, 1971 - June 18, 1971: The Honey Cone - Want Ads

1972 - Fast food restaurant chain Popeyes was founded in Arabi, Louisiana.

1979 - Cyclist Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel, it was powered solely by human power.

1987 - "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." - Ronald Reagan, referring to the Berlin Wall.

1998 - Geraldo ended (syndicated show)

1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California.

1997 - Queen Elizabeth II reopened the Globe Theatre in London.

1999 #1 Hit June 12, 1999 - July 16, 1999: Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love

1999 - The Style Network made its debut.

Teaching Math

Teaching Math in 1950:
A 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 1960:
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

Teaching Math in 1970:
A logger exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a set "M" of money. The cardinality of set "M" is 100. Each element is worth one dollar. The set "C", the cost of production contains 20 fewer points than set What is the cardinality of the set "P" of profits?

Teaching Math in 1980:
A 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 1990:
By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation: How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees? There are no wrong answers.

Teaching Math in 1993:
By laying off 402 of its loggers, a company improves its stock price from $80 to $100. How much capital gain per share does the CEO make by exercising his stock options at $80? Assume capital gains are no longer taxed, because this encourages investment.

Teaching Math in 1997:
A company outsources all of its loggers. They save on benefits and when demand for their product is down the logging work force can easily be cut back. The average logger employed by the company earned $50,000, had 3 weeks vacation, received a nice retirement plan and medical insurance. The contracted logger charges $50 an hour. Was outsourcing a good move?

Teaching Math in 2010:
A logging company exports its wood-finishing jobs to its Indonesian subsidiary and lays off the corresponding half of its US workers (the higher-paid half). It clear-cuts 95% of the forest, leaving the rest for the spotted owl, and lays off all its remaining US workers. It tells the workers that the spotted owl is responsible for the absence of fellable trees and lobbies Congress for exemption from the Endangered Species Act. Congress instead exempts the company from all federal regulation. What is the return on investment of the lobbying?

Teaching Math in 2014:
"One hallmark of mathematical understanding is the ability to justify, in a way appropriate to the studentís mathematical maturity, why a particular mathematical statement is true or where a mathematical rule comes from."
>> In other words, as long as a student can justify his answer, it is not wrong.
Common Core State Standards

June 12th
Celebrity Birthdays

un Joke:

Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)
George Bush (1924)
Tim DeKay (1963)
Jim Nabors (1932)
John Linnell (1959)

"How many babies does it take to screw in a light bulb?"

"I don't know Johnny, how many?"

"I don't know either, I thought you knew."



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