Teacher2Teacher Q&A #12670

Dividing fractions

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 Description: Sometimes it seems like you can divide across instead of inverting and multiplying. Why? Level: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8) Math topic: Arithmetic/Early Math, Division, Fractions/Decimals/Percents Ed. topic: Specific Math Concepts/Techniques

 Original Question/Response ``` 08 Dec 03 ```   Dividing fractions ``` 09 Dec 03 ```   Re: Dividing fractions by Pat Ballew

 Public Discussion ``` 17 Feb 04   ``` you can ALWAYS divide across! by DOG ``` 17 Feb 04        ``` Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by Loyd ``` 18 Feb 04            ``` Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by DOG ``` 18 Feb 04                ``` Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by Loyd ``` 22 Feb 04                ``` Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by Linda ``` 22 Feb 04                    ``` Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by Loyd ``` 23 Feb 04                        ``` Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by DOG ``` 30 Apr 04                            ``` Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by Patrice ``` 11 Aug 06                                ``` Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by Paige ``` 12 Aug 06                                    ``` Why we invert! by Loyd ``` 03 Oct 06                                    ``` Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by dog ``` 04 May 04                            ``` Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by Loyd ``` 29 Sep 04                                ``` Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by I wonder ``` 07 Jun 12                                ``` Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! by Loyd ``` 11 Mar 05   ``` Math Lesson by Valerie Lucien ``` 13 Oct 07   ``` Why Invert and Multiply by David Chandler ``` 13 Oct 07        ``` Woops by David Chandler

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