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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Dividing fractions

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From: Linda

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2004022217:06:20
Subject: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across!

This is the answer I am looking for for my sixth graders that have no trouble finding common denominators for addition and subtraction, but can't cope with 3 different methods of doing 4 different operations...add, subt, div, and mult! I use the partitive model to show why and how we use common denominators. It just makes sense to teach them division in the same way. The meaning does not get lost1 Thank you for the tip!

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