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rational

Maths
1. expressible as a ratio of two integers or polynomials
2. a rational number

rational

[Mathematics] a fractional number n/d, where n and d are integers, n is the numerator and d is the denominator. The set of all rational numbers is usually called Q. Computers do not usually deal with rational numbers but instead convert them to real numbers which are represented (approximately in some cases) as floating-point numbers. Compare irrational.
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Ultimately, as Dinkelman (2009) explained, rationale development should be conceived as part of good teaching, where "good teachers are always in the process of developing their rationales, as they commit themselves to continual examination of the ways in which theory and practice speak to each other in the unique context of each teaching moment" (2009, p.
Hopefully, teachers will be inspired to put in the effort to develop purposeful rationales designed to provide structure, give support to their work, and to increase their sense of themselves as professionals.
2010) delivered rationales immediately before or after an instruction, the delivery of rationales at other times may also be common.
Therefore, a second purpose of this study was to compare the effects of rationales with two consequence-based interventions: differential reinforcement (i.
The findings yielded nine categories that appeared to be the primary focus of the teachers' rationales for their classroom behaviors: socioemotional development, behavior management strategies, strategies to promote development, cognitive development, enjoyment, health and safety, language development, motor skills, and structural aspects of the classroom.
The better performance of the acceptance group compared to the control rationale group was consistent with the difference in focus between the two rationales.
By slicing the technology world into more than 300 categories, this service gives users the ability to identify transaction 'comparables' with great accuracy, while the integrated analysis helps them make sense of the underlying rationale of those deals.
Dr Varsha Gandhi, one of the lead investigators on the combination study, stated, "Combination of clofarabine and cytarabine is based on biochemical and pharmacological rationales.
During the subscription period users learn and review the ibstpi standards, by: examining competency-based questions; exploring specific answers; and, reviewing the ibstpi-based rationales.
The "extension" rationale begs the question of whether, without material tax information, a taxpayer can even make a bona fide and reasonable estimate of his liability required for a valid extension (Crocker, 92 TC 899 (1989)).