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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Dividing fractions

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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2004050408:46:51
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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