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mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Sunday, 15 February 2015

input output devices (linear)

the powerpoint

students substitute their digit choices for 'a' and 'b'
with 'a' bigger than 'b'

share their work with their neighbour
what happens for various input pairs, (a, b)?

having established what happens, students will hopefully ask: "why does this work?"

they could try to make up their own 'machines' with the same result

consider what happens when  a = b
and when 'a' is less than 'b' 

find various pairs of numbers (a, b) that give an output of 23 for question (1)
  • not just digits
  • with 'b' negative

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