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From: Loyd <loydlin@aol.com> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2004050407:46:51 Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! Just a post script to our discussion. The culprit in this division topic is the symbol that is used for division, that is, the the dot over and under a bar. .  . Division is really best represented by a fraction. Thus when we use the symbol above, we should let the students know that we stil have a numerator and a denominator. If you have noticed, the division symbol used in the lower grades dissapears from text books in higher level mathematics.
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