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From: Jeff <tackweed@whidbey.net> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2006021102:29:24 Subject: Re: Re: help asap The original question asked how the student go this answer: > 15 > __ >6)36 > 6 > __ > 30 > 30 > ___ > > >a) Why does his reasoning not allow for the correct answer? It is often easy to overlook the truth in what is happening  let's analysewhat the student actually did  and why. The first question addressed by the student was 'how many times does 6 go into 36'. His original answer was 1. > _1 >6)36 > 6 1 x 6 is 6 ____ > 30 subtracting gives 30 the next question asked was 'how many times does 6 go into 30' > 30 > ___ his (correct)answer was 5 which should have been written like this: > 5 > _1 5 + 1 = 6  the answer. The student demonstrated knowledge of >6)36 the division process  but had an answer formatting issue > 6 > __ > 30 > 30 > a more standardized was of teaching division like his would be as follows: __ 6)36 6 x1  30 30 x5  The answer then would be 6 is subtracted 6 times from 36
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