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On 23 Dec 2004, BFG wrote: >I was thinking more about how you could show students this problem. I

you have discussed all]]>Dec 26, 2004 5:28:00 AMDec 26, 2004 5:28:00 AMAbdul hakeem majid 0Re: Santa Claus problem
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I was thinking more about how you could show students this problem. I remembered an article in "Teaching Children Math" that used the]]>Dec 23, 2004 6:30:00 AMDec 23, 2004 6:30:00 AMBFG 1Re: Santa Claus problem
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I think one way to help students get at this type of problem would be to use pieces of string. The could set a total amount and then]]>Dec 19, 2004 6:03:00 PMDec 19, 2004 6:03:00 PMBFG 0Re: Santa Claus problem
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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]]>Dec 17, 2004 6:52:00 PMDec 17, 2004 6:52:00 PMClaire Mead 0Re: Santa Claus problem
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Both of the other responses give you excellent suggestions. I might also add to pay close attention that the fractions refer to only]]>Dec 17, 2004 6:51:00 PMDec 17, 2004 6:51:00 PMGordon Bockus 1Re: Santa Claus problem
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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]]>Dec 17, 2004 6:23:00 PMDec 17, 2004 6:23:00 PMAmanda Larkin 1Re: Santa Claus problem
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On 17 Dec 2004, Lisa wrote: >My class is having such a hard time with this problem. We are >stumped! Can anyone give us]]>Dec 17, 2004 10:39:00 AMDec 17, 2004 10:39:00 AMClaire Mead 0Santa Claus problem
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My class is having such a hard time with this problem. We are stumped! Can anyone give us some hints for solving this problem???]]>Dec 17, 2004 10:16:00 AMDec 17, 2004 10:16:00 AMLisa 7