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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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