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From: Sandy
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2006061216:36:47
Subject: Explaining Multiplying Fractions
How do you explain the fraction 1/3 x 1/3 to a student. I recently begin teaching inmates at the county jail and this was one of our problems. Of course I knew how to get the answer but couldn't explain the concept so he could understand. I did the whole with 1/3 shaded and then another 1/3 shaded from that and so forth and he still didn't understand. I also took a whole sheet of paper, folded it into 3 parts, tore 1/3 and folded it, tore 1/3 and so forth. Am I explaining this wrong?
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