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From: Shannon Sheehy

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2002031620:06:23
Subject: How can I teach equivalent fractions?

How do I get my students who speak little English to understand how to write equivalent fractions, why equivalent fractions are important, and when to use them? I have tried to show them with pictures, with numbers, and with pictures and numbers. They still write that 1/2 + 1/3 = 2/5. I don't know what to do!

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