# metend rekenen

## English translation: applied arithmetic

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 Dutch term or phrase: metend rekenen English translation: applied arithmetic Entered by:

 15:45 Jul 8, 2008
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
 Dutch term or phrase: metend rekenen "Bij metend rekenen en vraagstukken speelt de talige aard van de opdracht haar parten." A text about dyslexia. Who can help? TIA
 Alexander SchleberBelgium Local time: 17:11
 applied arithmetic Explanation:"Rekenen" refers to the subject taught at (elementary) school, I think arithmetic is the best translation for this. It doesn't involve true mathematics, it's really a simple form of calculus. I added applied, because 'metend' is used to indicate that the problems represent real-life situations that require some calculations. HTH!
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drboer
Local time: 17:11
 Thanks to all. This answer makes the most sense in the context. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

3 +1applied arithmeticdrboer
4counting as you measure
 L.J.Wessel van Leeuwen
3 +1measurement
2geometrical number work
 Max Nuijens

17 mins   confidence:
geometrical number work

Explanation:
would be the equivalent of meetkundig rekenen. But I suppose this is about a dyslectic child in primary school so perhaps this is an overdressed solution.

measuring number work would be an alternative, but I dont know if it is correct to say this.

Simply "number work" perhaps would do.

 Max NuijensBelarusLocal time: 18:11Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: DutchPRO pts in category: 8

39 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
measurement

Explanation:
In primary schools in Belgium, we make a difference between geometry ("meetkunde") dealing with size and shape, and measurement ("metend rekenen") dealing with length, mass, time, etc.

Reference: http://learner.org/channel/courses/learningmath/measurement
Reference: http://schoolpoort.be/wiskunde
 Sabine PiensBelgiumLocal time: 17:11Native speaker of: Dutch, Flemish

agree
 5 hrs
-> Bedankt, Kitty !

3 hrs   confidence:
counting as you measure

Explanation:
This is about adding as you "go along". Our son (IQ 74), among many other problems, is also dyslexics. When he was young, I made him measure say 8 cm and then 5 on top of that and then made him "discover" that the two together added to 13.
Anyhow, this is how I managed to give him some insight into "rekenen". For what it's worth...

 L.J.Wessel van LeeuwenSouth AfricaLocal time: 17:12Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: English, Dutch

6 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
applied arithmetic

Explanation:
"Rekenen" refers to the subject taught at (elementary) school, I think arithmetic is the best translation for this. It doesn't involve true mathematics, it's really a simple form of calculus. I added applied, because 'metend' is used to indicate that the problems represent real-life situations that require some calculations. HTH!

 drboerLocal time: 17:12Native speaker of: DutchPRO pts in category: 4
 Thanks to all. This answer makes the most sense in the context.

agree  xxxLouisV: or primary/practical maths
 4 hrs
-> Bedankt! Goed alternatief.

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