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Re: calculators and order of op
Posted:
Mar 16, 1995 11:33 AM


So, if you have both types of calculators in a classroom, this could be an excellent "natural" opportunity for students to investigate/experiment/ conjecture what is going on.
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On Wed, 15 Mar 1995, MAXINE BRIDGER wrote:
> I'd like to get back to the calculator discussion. Simple 4function > calculators like those used K6 often do NOT follow order of > operationsscientific calculators do. Is this confusing for students? > > (Try 5+6*2. Is this (5+6)*2 on your calculator or the correct 5+(6*2)?) > Maxine Bridger >



