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Topic: calculators and order of op
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Tad Watanabe

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Re: calculators and order of op
Posted: Mar 16, 1995 11:33 AM
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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 4-function
> calculators like those used K-6 often do NOT follow order of
> operations--scientific 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

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