Date: Mar 16, 1995 6:54 AM
Author: Ben Sultenfuss
Subject: RE: Calculators and Order of Op
Which is correct is what we have defined to be correct. Perhaps our definition

of correct order of operations needs to be reviewed with an eye to the

world that we live in. What matters is the concept of order of operations

and knowing what order of operations applies in a particlular situation.

Ben

bsultenfuss@sfasu.edu

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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 1995 22:50:32 -0500 (EST)

From: MAXINE BRIDGER <MBRIDGER@neu.edu>

Subject: calculators and order of op

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