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Subject:  RE: Fractions ugh...! 
Author:  Jeff L 
Date:  Mar 1 2015 
division. And the division, requires an understanding of subtraction, and
ultimately of the sum."
Fractions are numbers. Usually they are the numbers between 0 and 1. I do not
know any small children who do not have a grasp of this concept, as in 'breaking
a cookie in half.' The main difficulty probably happens in presenting them. 1/2
of a cookie is not the same as 1/2 of an apple any more than 1/2 of 6 is the
same as 1/2 of 10. We do not emphasize this enough. We do not have to go into
the whole process at once. Like other math operations, we can expand it as we
need it.
 
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