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RE: Calculators and Order of Op
Posted:
Mar 16, 1995 6:54 AM


Which is correct is what we have defined to be correct. Perhaps our definition of correct order of operations needs to be reviewed with an eye to the world that we live in. What matters is the concept of order of operations and knowing what order of operations applies in a particlular situation.
Ben bsultenfuss@sfasu.edu YOUR MESSAGEYOUR MESSAGE Date: Wed, 15 Mar 1995 22:50:32 0500 (EST) From: MAXINE BRIDGER <MBRIDGER@neu.edu> Subject: calculators and order of op
I'd like to get back to the calculator discussion. Simple 4function calculators like those used K6 often do NOT follow order of operationsscientific calculators do. Is this confusing for students?
(Try 5+6*2. Is this (5+6)*2 on your calculator or the correct 5+(6*2)?) Maxine Bridger



