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TitleTemperature for add/subt signed numbers
Brief descriptionAn application using temperature to motivate adding/subtracting signed numbers. Attempts to connect students' intuition with symbolics
PurposeGeneral intro of topic; Contextual application
Topic(s)Add / Subtract signed numbers; Signed numbers
Type of activityStudent, either individual or group
Where work is doneIn class
Time required10 to 30 minutes
Technology neededNone needed (i.e. technology optional)
Suggestions for implementationThis can be used as an instructor-led activity or student individual/group activity. The instructor should, when complete, explicitly call to their attention between their intuition and the symbolics of adding / subtracting signed numbers
Task developer(s)David Lippman
CollegePierce College
LicenseOpen (CC-BY)
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PostedDecember 18, 2012, 10:58 am by David Lippman
Last UpdatedDecember 18, 2012, 10:58 am