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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Dividing fractions

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From: Patrice

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2004043022:46:33
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across!

To quote a great math teacher, "Ours is not to question why, just
invert and multiply!"  This same teacher then went on to explain why
inverting and multiplying works.  Once I understood, I was happy.  I
then proceeded to invert and multiply, which is easier to do.  The
moral of the story then is, don't just teach the algorithm, but by all
means, teach it!

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