Post: Question for Canadian Teachers

    Tim / STW

    Posted on 9/16/16
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    I own a site that publishes teaching resources, including ma
    ny math worksheets, for elementary teachers.

    We've had many requests to "translate" our worksheets into C
    anadian-English. For example: If our instructions say, "Co
    lor the odd numbers blue" - our Canadian customers want an a
    lternate version available that says "Colour the odd numbers
    blue." We've been going through our site, and making Canad
    ian spelling changes as-needed. (Common words have include
    d colour-color; favourite-favorite; meter-metre; litre-liter
    ; and so on.)

    My question is this: How do you format large numbers in ele
    mentary schools?

    Do you write them like this:
    567 123 132 ?

    Or like this:
    567,123,132 ?

    I have seen it both ways online, but mostly with commas. I
    have an older Canadian math textbook (Math Makes Sense - 6th
    grade) that uses the spaces.

    So can you help me out? Commas or no commas?

    Also - are there any other Canadian-specific math words that
    we should be aware of that we may have missed?

    Thank you.

    Canadian-English Worksheets

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