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Understanding the Basics of Fractions

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Explain how you would help students understand that 3/4 is the same as 0.75. Include in your development a translator to 75/100 and from that form to the decimal from using models fo each translation. Also, how would you teach students to compare the fractions 3/7 and 5/8 without using models or cross-multiplying to identify which fraction is larger.

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Some basics of fractions are explained in mathematical terms are examined.

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3/4 = 0.75
First step: convert the denominotor as multiple of 10
3/4 = 3*25/(4*25) = 75/100

Second step: ...

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