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Topic: Santa Claus problem
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Claire Mead

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Registered: 3/1/05
Re: Santa Claus problem
Posted: Dec 17, 2004 6:52 PM
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On 17 Dec 2004, Amanda Larkin wrote:
>I teach sixth grade math and most of my kids did just fine with this
>problem once they realized that the premise was finding least common
>multiple and then adding the 15 years that he did not work.

Have your kids discussed whether there is anything in the problem that
requires it to be the LEAST common multiple. Would it work for other
multiples? Why or why not?

Claire




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