
Re: How would YOU simplify arithmetic?
Posted:
Jul 6, 2012 11:25 PM


You're off on a tangent.
The question was: how would you simplify (the mathematical theory of) arithmetic ... (from the one(s ) now being taught)?
Even the peripheral question of "Why bother?" is tangential. These issues about why/how it (the commonplace) theory is/isn't learned are even more tangential.
  From: "Joe Niederberger" <niederberger@comcast.net> Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 10:16 PM To: <mathteach@mathforum.org> Subject: Re: How would YOU simplify arithmetic?
>>It is not a question of simplification but using and seeing the need. > > That's what I was trying to suggest by my notion of a "future" person who > has a better command/understanding of numbers, at least through > percentages etc. How does that understanding help in everyday life. > > Joe N
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