Monday, October 25, 2021

Math Horror Ways: Seven Ways ...

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It's to DivIdE for!

I have probably used all of these with the exception of b\a. The colon notation looked out at first, because I usually see it written in a proportion more than as just a single ratio, which is division.

The backward notation is useful for the distinction between "a divided by b" and "b divided into a". There are, of course, the same thing, but students get confused by the wording. I assume it's similar to the problem with "20 less than a number" being written as N - 20 and not 20 - N.

But everyone should have learned their "gazintas" at an early age.

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