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Topic: Symbol name
Replies: 6   Last Post: May 24, 1996 12:44 PM

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Mark Priniski

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Re: Symbol name
Posted: May 23, 1996 12:15 PM
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Hi all ---

My father told me that this symbol was called the "gazinta" because you
always said "7 gazinta 35..."

:)

Mark
> Yesterday an elementary teacher asked me if I knew the name of
>the symbol used by children to frame a long division problem. She has
>been calling it a "frame" for lack of a better word. Does anyone know
>its name? She stumped me, and I haven't found it in several sources.
>Am I making myself clear as to the symbol I mean? Not the division
>sign nor /, but the symbol akin to a radical sign into which one fits
>the dividend for long division.
>
> Thanks.
>
>Carol Williams
>carol.williams@acu.math.edu


Mark Priniski Pioneering Partner '93
Rib Lake High School priniski@cedar.cic.net
Rib Lake, WI 54470







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