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Re: How teaching factors rather than multiplicand & multiplier confuses kids!
Posted:
Nov 9, 2012 2:14 PM



On Nov 9, 2012, at 1:31 PM, Joe Niederberger <niederberger@comcast.net> wrote:
> And besides, do you really need a specific point in time to "ascend" to the symbolic level? Like Monday at 3?
Symbolic? I was just talking about the number level. You know, what is the square root of 256 or why does 1/7 result in a repeating decimal or why is a number divisible by 4 when the last two digits are divisible by 4. I don't think you can cover those things, and a hundred other such things, with bananas and apples.
Bob Hansen



