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Topic: what is a variable
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Bartel, Anne

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Re: Re: what is a variable
Posted: Dec 8, 1995 3:50 PM
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Re: use of 3 for 3 apples for young children as an example of a variable...
Kathy Richardson in her workshops states that numbers for young children are
adjectives. They describe objects in the real world, and that partially
explains the difficulty many of them have when the numbers become isolated in
fact-type worksheets and assignments.

Anne Bartel
Mathematics Project Manager
St. Paul, MN

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