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amzoti

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Re: Sixth grade math
Posted: Jan 25, 2010 9:27 PM
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On Jan 25, 6:11 pm, amzoti <amz...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 25, 5:52 pm, eratosthenes <rehamkcir...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>

> > Hi all.
>
> > I am currently tutoring at a community college and one of my students
> > is a sixth grade teacher going back to school because she needs a
> > calculus credit to complete her certification or something, but that
> > is beside the point.

>
> > She asked me if I could give her a way to explain what a mathematical
> > function is to a sixth grader other than the standard explanation
> > about it being a machine that you put one number into and receive
> > another out of.  She said that this does not work.

>
> > I tried explaining how I learned long ago:  As a map where the
> > equation is the directions or something like that.  She was also
> > dissatisfied with that.

>
> > Any thoughts?
>
> > Patrick
>
> Do these help?
>
> 1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_function
>
> 2.http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
>
> 3.http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/52837.html
>
> 4.http://encyclopedia.stateuniversity.com/pages/8099/function-mathemati...
>
> 5.http://www.mathwarehouse.com/algebra/relation/math-function.php
>
> 6.http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Function.html


I suppose you could also try to expand on the input - output concept
by doing an real example.

Example: I need a way to determine how much buying a number of US
stamps is going to be.

Each stamp cost 44 cents.

Is there a way that I can write a way to calculate what the cost for
buying a certain number of stamps will be?

This is called a function and can be written as f(x) = .44 * x

Or something like that.



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