Symbols of Inclusion

Tip—start with the inner most nested grouping symbol. The resource provides an explanation of the conventional method in nesting grouping symbols and using parentheses, brackets, and braces. The video provides two examples, one involving a fraction bar along with absolute value as symbols of inclusion.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion on common conventions in mathematics
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be able to operate with integers
  • The organization of the grouping symbols is a convention, check to see if it matches with what the class will see on a regular basis
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Pros
  • The examples show several layers of grouping symbols
  • Video uses colors to highlight the different types of symbols
Cons
  • None