tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4814279699740691015.post1865854642764151694..comments2017-10-09T07:58:41.650-07:00Comments on Math and My Thoughts: Understanding Division by FractionsBrittany Bhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00808236531663595093noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4814279699740691015.post-69273226264635581752015-03-12T10:01:39.679-07:002015-03-12T10:01:39.679-07:004/(5/6) should be greater than 4/1? Why >1? Als...4/(5/6) should be greater than 4/1? Why >1? Also just gives you the answer, 4 groups of 5/6, 4/6 remainder, so 4 & 4/5.<br /><br />I like the sense making here, and the visuals help. What does this mean in a broader sense, beyond the topic of fraction division?<br /><br />5 C's +John Goldenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18212162438307044259noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4814279699740691015.post-2924497893649226212015-03-10T15:11:29.302-07:002015-03-10T15:11:29.302-07:00As I'm currently student teaching, get used to...As I'm currently student teaching, get used to this feeling. Students will ask questions all the time that prompt you to ask "why do I do this?" and make you questions things you know to be true. This is why it's good to stretch our knowledge in math beyond just what the secondary curriculum requires. I think most importantly is that when we do acquire understanding, it makes the math that much more satisfying.Jordan McClurehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16469070867699676268noreply@blogger.com