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From: Loyd <email@example.com> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2004030508:20:05 Subject: Re: ordering fractions You ask about ordering fractions in the real world. Mechanics need to be able to sort sockets, drills, wrenches etc. by sizes; particularily those that are given as fractions such as 1/2, 5/8 etc. By the way, that is a good activity for students who are learning about add unlike fraqctions. Bring a bunch of sockets to class and let kids sort them by size.
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