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Topic: Nifty wording
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David Van Slyke

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Nifty wording
Posted: Aug 17, 1995 3:39 PM
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A number of posts have discussed if "fractions are division".

I ask my students this and get various answers. I've found more than
one valid perspective. (I've also found talking about this with the class
can help many students.)

* Fractions are division.

* Fractions are not division. Fractions are ratios.

* Fractions are "undone" division (division waiting to happen).

* Fractions are amounts. Division is an operation. They're different.


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