Q&A #1733

Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Long division

T2T || FAQ || Teachers' Lounge || Browse || Search || T2T Associates || About T2T

View entire discussion
[<< prev] [ next >>]

From: Dave Marain

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2001042012:05:19
Subject: Re: Trivia re long division

Dinyar, Based on my recollection of this, the horizontal bar is a grouping symbol that appears in fractions (separating numerator and denominator), square roots (the radical symbol is ONLY the check mark!), repeating decimals, etc. The parenthesis part is just a separator between the divisor and the dividend and, in other cultures, it appears differently (ever see "upside down division?"). I'm sure others will have different interpretations, but this is what I believe! Dave

Post a reply to this message
Post a related public discussion message
Ask Teacher2Teacher a new question

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

Math Forum Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Math Forum Search

Teacher2Teacher - T2T ®
© 1994- The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.