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Sharing Teaching Ideas
Sharing Teaching Ideas: Getting to Know a Calculator's Numerical Limitations

Norman Krumpe, Jane Keiser 

February 2003, Volume 96, Issue 2, Page 138

Abstract:
Ways in which students can learn about computational discrepancies that arise as a result of a calculator's limited ability to store numbers accurately. It also suggests way in which such discrepancies can be avoided.

Keywords:
Article
Calculators
Grades 9-12
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Teacher