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New approach for converting between fractions, decimals and percentages?

I have always found converting between fractions, decimals and percentages a challenging topic to teach when you’ve got pupils who have difficulty with mental and written arithmetic. Quite often you seem to get bogged down in the arithmetic of the calculation, and the pupils lose sight of why we are doing it in the first place. Rather than plod on...

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Dividing Fractions- The Awkward Question

  Image via Wikipedia You are negotiating the shark invested waters of the Sea of Misconceptions which nestles itself within the vast barren plains in the province of Understanding Fractions, and you reach the point where you tell them that to divide one fraction by another you turn the second one upside down and then multiply them. The class is...