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[Channel-talknumber] Response to B2 Session 10 grades 6-8

From: Christeen Sakonyi <teach116@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon Jul 18 2005 - 18:18:11 EDT
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Christeen Sakonyi
EarthLink Revolves Around You.

How does working in a different base develop students' sense of number and operations? What does working with different bases tell us about place-value systems?

Working with a different base gets students thinking about exponents and the order of operations. It makes them more aware of the importance of place value. As they gain a better understanding of the base ten and place value they can do increasingly difficult problems and can do more computations mentally.

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Received on Tue Jul 19 09:45:15 2005


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