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Topic: When do you divide, multiply, etc.??
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Re: When do you divide, multiply, etc.??
Posted: Dec 31, 1996 12:26 AM
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I teach my sixth graders that you can only add/subtract things that are
the same and you multiply/divide things that are different. Have them
look for the labelsof the numbers to see if they are the same or

I also teach the (a) five step approach to problemsolving and I make them
write down each step -- question, data, plan, do it (which includes an
estimate), check.
They also must use at least 1/4 of a sheet of paper for each problem.

This might help -- it takes me to about htis time of the year to convince
the kids this is how we do it but it does seem to work.

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