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Student Page 1.4.2 Three Threes

Consider the Three Threes Clock Face in Figure Verify that each number on the clock face is represented correctly using three threes. Think about how you are using the Order of Operations to check each expression. Use your creativity to find as many expressions for each number as you can.

Figure Three Threes Clock Face


Verify that each expression is correct. Show your work. (As they arise, write any questions you have about any of the expressions.)


Find other expressions for some of the numbers 1 through 12 using three threes. Show your work.

Share your thoughts on how each number on the clock was represented by three threes. Also share alternative ways you represented some of the numbers using three threes.