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Topic: Re: MathTeachers? >> sensibility of exponentials
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Joe Niederberger

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Re: MathTeachers? >> sensibility of exponentials
Posted: Mar 26, 2013 4:56 PM
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Kirby says:
>Yeah, Clyde is right to mention log. Understanding exponents requires understanding logs and vice versa no?

A bit of chicken and egg, yes? Perhaps take a spiraling approach ;-) Also, I think its good to connect the idea of log and exp to the very representation of numbers as soon as practical. And pull out a slide rule as a history lesson,
and maybe even a table of logs.

Cheers,
Joe N



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