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DoctorCHEK@aol.com

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Re: IRS vs. Algorithms
Posted: Jul 10, 1995 4:04 PM
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>Well yes....but anyone who fails to learn the algorithm correctly deserves
to
[[[[[>get 4 and 25 as answers to 2/8. Why not learn it correctly and get .25
as an
>answer?

But, I have seen far too many instances of this. So, if so many are
*learning* it incorrectly, do you suppose that, perhaps, someone might be
*teaching* it incorrectly?

Just a thought...

Norm Krumpe]]]]]

Well...this is, of course, a possibility...but it all goes back to students
taking some responsibility for their own education. I feel that you probably
will not find a bunch of teachers out there that have taught students how to
divided 2 by 8 in an incorrect manner. I would be shocked to find 1 in 100
teachers who completely blew this lesson with the kids. The high school
students who will answer that 2/8=4 will tell you themselves that they were
not taught incorrectly...rather....THEY made a silly error due to
thoughtlessness at the time.

Harv Becker






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