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Number Sense

This program addresses the importance of numbers and having a sense fo r them in order to make good decisions in life as well as on the GED t est. A host and several guests underscore the importance of using numb ers in their daily lives. Video also depicts exchanges between car buy er and dealer over price, and traveler trying to understand directions in foreign country. Numbers are important because they are uniformly standard everywhere. They are also linear and infinite, which allows f or easy comparison to see if one number is more than, less than, or th e same as another. Learning math, like any new process, involves under standing specific terminology. Understanding symbols is more important than arithmetical ability. Getting a feel for numbers is necessary in order to restate a mathematical value or problem. Estimating is an im portant ability that can aid people in purchasing and other decisions.

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