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10 July 2000                                  Vol. 5, No. 28


Searching for Solutions - Campf | StatSoft Electronic Textbook
                Roman Numerals - Dr. Math FAQ

             SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS - Judy Campf

A Web-based unit that introduces students to strategies and 
real-life practice activities for applying problem-solving 

Individual lesson activities are grouped under: 
 - finding a pattern
 - reading and making a table
 - making an organized list
 - using a graph
 - drawing a diagram
 - choosing an operation/multi-step problems
 - working backward
 - solving a simpler problem

Real-life applications provide problems for students to 
practice solving. With a list of relevant Web sites, and a 
rubric for evaluating students' independent activities:



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Beginning with an overview of relevant elementary/pivotal 
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specific areas of statistics, organized by modules 
representing classes of analytic techniques. Includes a 
glossary and references. 


                   New from the Dr. Math FAQ

                       ROMAN NUMERALS

An introduction to Roman numerals, and further explorations:

   - How do I read and write Roman numerals? 
   - What are the rules for subtracting letters? 
      Can I write MIM? What about IIII? 
   - How do I write large numbers? 
   - Web resources: introductions, charts, calculators, 
      and converters 
   - Did the Romans use fractions? 
   - How can I use Roman numerals to do arithmetic problems? 
  Uses Past and Present 
   - How did the Romans use math? 
   - How are Roman numerals used today? 
   - Resources for other numeral systems 

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