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I think I just realized that one of my assumptions in writing expressions was that there be an operation symbols between any two terms. In]]>May 15, 1995 11:58:40 PMMay 15, 1995 11:58:40 PMtad@midget.towson.edu0Re: Order of operations (fwd)
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>I don't think the point is that we should teach students different orders >of operations but to help them understand]]>May 15, 1995 11:58:40 PMMay 15, 1995 11:58:40 PMewall@uscyber.com1Re: Order of operations (fwd)
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I don't think the point is that we should teach students different orders of operations but to help them understand why we have such rules]]>May 15, 1995 11:53:34 AMMay 15, 1995 11:53:34 AMtad@midget.towson.edu0Re: Order of operations (fwd)
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>Whether or not we go straight left to right or use the rule that we]]>May 15, 1995 9:14:35 AMMay 15, 1995 9:14:35 AMamos@cerf.net1Re: Order of operations (fwd)
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>4(3 + 2) = 4 x 3 + 4 x 2 > 4(5) = 12 + 4 x 2 >20 = 16 x 2 >20 = 32

4(3]]>May 15, 1995 7:37:39 AMMay 15, 1995 7:37:39 AMjsuggate@chch.planet.co.nz0Re: Order of operations (fwd)
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>> Consider the distributive property using only the "left to right" order of >> operations and doing]]>May 15, 1995 4:04:59 AMMay 15, 1995 4:04:59 AMJerryTaylr@aol.com0Re: Order of operations (fwd)
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it's rather a strange idea to me.>

Consider the]]>May 14, 1995 3:39:02 PMMay 14, 1995 3:39:02 PMShariV@aol.com0Re: Order of operations (fwd)
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I think this is a very interesting question students (and teachers) should investigate. Some of the replies offered I read seem to be a]]>May 14, 1995 1:28:30 PMMay 14, 1995 1:28:30 PMtad@midget.towson.edu0Re: Order of operations (fwd)
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A common mistake made by Middle school and high school student programmers is to ignore the]]>May 13, 1995 10:17:43 PMMay 13, 1995 10:17:43 PMjalbani@mailbox.syr.edu0Re: Order of operations (fwd)
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discussion among our math teachers. He said, "Can you give me an]]>May 13, 1995 9:28:20 PMMay 13, 1995 9:28:20 PMShariV@aol.com1