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Related Procedures

Published on 09/03/2009

Activity Overview

Students will use the two constant operations to compare the results of different mathematical procedures and determine how they are related.

Before the Activity

Have students program the first constant operation with +2 and the second constant operation with -2.

During the Activity

Have students enter 8 on their calculators, press the first constant operation key, and read the output (1 10, which means adding 2 once to 8 gives 10).

After the Activity

Have students press the second constant operation key to apply the second constant operation to the output of the first constant operation, and then read the output (1 8, which means subtracting 2 once from 10 gives 8).