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Apr29

Multiplication of Fractions with an Area Model

Multiplication of Fractions with an Area Model

In today’s post, we are going to see how to use an area model to solve a multiplication problem with fractions. This methodological strategy is very effective to show our students an operation that is very complicated to visualize. Teachers usually make an effort to support their explanations with manipulatives and visuals, because if they […]

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Mar05

Understanding Fractions: “If the Whole Is Made of 8 Parts, How Can I Have 11?”

Understanding Fractions: “If the Whole Is Made of 8 Parts, How Can I Have 11?”

We’ve written plenty about fractions in this blog. Recently, one of our readers asked us to explain the content of this post on classification of fractions in more detail. His comment was: “I’m sorry but I don’t understand improper fractions… I think it’s impossible to have 11 parts of something that’s divided into 8”. When we learn and […]

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