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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Dividing fractions

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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2012060715:40:32
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across!

On 2004050408:46:51, Loyd wrote:
>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 still have
>numerator and a denominator.  
>If you have noticed, the division symbol used in the lower grades
>disappears from text books in higher level mathematics.  
This message is worth repeating.  The divide symbol almost gets
removed as you learn more mathematics. 

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