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The Role of Arithmetic in Everyday Life

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Identify several real-life situations outside of school responsibilities in which you have used arithmetic. How did you identify what needed to be done?

Explain the strategy or strategies you used to solve the problems. What did you do first? Were you able to estimate or did you have to be accurate? Was there only one right way to find an answer?
In light of your personal experiences with real-life arithmetic, how do you think you will avoid teaching arithmetic in isolation?

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I first had to use arithmetic in adding up the amount of money than I needed to purchase cookies at the corner store as a child. I observed the price of each cookie, which which came to one penny each, and added ...

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