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Topic: grads?
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BOLDUAN@catvax.catlin.edu

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grads?
Posted: Jul 10, 1995 12:50 AM
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I know this is not directly related to a discussion of
the Standards, but with so many math teachers
in one place I thought it a logical place to ask:

We all knew and loved the DRG key on scientific
calculators, and now on some of the new graphing
models (including the VERY new HP38G) we still
have the opportunity to work our angle problems in
ÒgradsÓ. Now I know what a grad is -- thereÕs 400 of the
little critters in a circle-- but my question is: who in the
world USES them? I have been asked by my kids and
usually end up repeating what I suspect might well
be the mathematical equivalent of an urban legend:
=the military uses them=. But who else? And are they
common enough to rate an entire =chunk= of a
calculator? Anyone know?

mike bolduan
bolduan@catseq.catlin.edu





Date Subject Author
7/10/95
Read grads?
BOLDUAN@catvax.catlin.edu
7/11/95
Read Re: grads?
G Anthony
7/11/95
Read Re: grads?
Leland C Nichols

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