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From: Danielle Fiery <dfiery@comcast.net> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2009110913:17:08 Subject: Re: European long division with decimals Hi Mike, I am trying to have my Brazillian student teach me this exact concept so that I can present it to my new Turkish refugee students... I understand the Eurpoean method of showing long division of whole numbers. So far, my Brazillian's student's explaination is "you just put the decimal where it belongs" as in  they use number sense. In some cases, I can clearly see HOW I know where to place the decimal, like in 9.4 / 4 (after the 2, because 4*2 is 8 which is less than 9). For 4.2 / .6, I can backtrack the decimal by using my multiplication rules. Beyond that, I would like to hear other feedback because it's not going to do me enough good until I can explain it to someone else. Danielle
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