Funny but honest definitions
Atom bomb - An invention made to end all inventions.
Boss - Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.
Classic - A book which people praise a lot, but do not read.
College - A place where some pursue learning and others learn pursuing.
Committee - Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.
Conference Room - A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on.
Dictionary - A place where divorce comes before marriage.
Doctor - A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills.
Lecture - An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through “the minds of either”.
Love affairs - Something like cricket in which One-day Internationals are more popular than a five-day Test.
Office - A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.
Optimist - A person who while falling from Eiffel Tower says in midway, “See, I am not injured yet.”
Politician - One who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after.
Yawn - The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
SAT score decay
As we all know SAT scores have been on the decline for years.
The following may be the reason:
A math problem in the 60’s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is four-fifths of this price. What is his profit?
A math problem in the 70’s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is four-fifths of this price, or $80. What is his profit?
A math problem in the 70’s using New Math
A logger exchanges a set L of lumber for a set M of money. The cardinality of set M is 100, and each element is worth $1. Make 100 dots representing the elements of set M. The set C of the cost of production contains 20 fewer points than set M. Answer the following question:
What is the cardinality of the set P of profits?
A math problem in the 80’s
A logger sells a truckload of wood for $100. His cost of production is $80, and his profit is $20. Your assignment: underline the number 20.
A math problem in the 90’s under Outcome-Based Education
By cutting down beautiful forest trees, a logger makes $20. What do you think of this way of living? (Topic for class participation: how did the forest birds and squirrels feel?)