The "whole numbers" that we know...

A lot of things in real life make use of whole numbers, examples are: tv channels, postal codes, telephone no., car plate number, analog clock, no. on keyboard, day, date and year, football jersey, etc...
No. notation and place value up to 10mil: Banks statement, distance, singapore mobile no.
Comparing and ordering no. up to 100k: The no. of seconds in an hour, the no. of days in a year, car registration no. in singapore.
Addition and subtraction of no. up to 3 digits: My grocery spent on a receipt.
Addition and subtraction of no. up to 4 digits: Buying 4D.
Multiplication and division of a 2 digit no. by a 1 digit no.: My expenditure per week.
Multiplication and division of a 4 digit no. by a 1 digit no.: My savings multiply by the no. of yrs.
Multiplication and division by 10, 100 and 1000: How long it will take for me to become a millionaire.
Factors and multiples: Solving a math question.
Approximation and estimation: Estimating the time needed to travel from home to school.
Order of operations and use of brackets: In my PSLE.
Use of calculators: Allows people to calculate efficiently, accurately and for double-checking. When overseas, we can use the calculator to convert currencies.

Done by Shamus, Shawn, Jonathan

3 comments:

  1. for FACTORS and MULTIPLES
    apart from solving a Maths question (which is part of the learning), do you find any application of this knowledge/skill in your every day encounter, or real world application?
    (Hint: Have you solve any word problem that requires you to apply factors and multiples)

    for CALCULATORS - what's the key purpose of using this device? Check out with the adults?

    Note: You may edit your write-up with new inputs.
    Suggestion, use "Bullets" to separate the points - more 'viewer'-friendly :D

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  2. Sorry, for calculators-it enables us to do calculating and conversions easier.

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  3. calculators allow people to do calculating efficiently, accurately and for double-checking too.

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