Tag: Division of Fractions

Banished From the Math Classroom: “Don’t Ask Why…the Solution”

In my last post, I promised my solution to the fraction problem:  3 1/2 divided by 3/8.  The following is what I share with teachers in an effort to explain a real-world application for this problem. Kathy bought 3 1/2 

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Banished From the Math Classroom: “Don’t Ask Why….

“Don’t ask why, just invert and multiply”,  talk about an arcane procedure.   Maybe it’s just because I’m old, but I really can remember this being said in the math classroom.  I’m not sure teachers actually use the phrase anymore, and

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