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Australian Mathematics Teacher, v66 n1 p12-13 2010

All common fractions can be written in decimal form. In this Discovery article, the author suggests that teachers ask their students to calculate the decimals by actually doing the divisions themselves, and later on they can use a calculator to check their answers. This article presents a lesson based on the research of Bolt (1982).

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Mathematics Instruction, Calculators, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Mathematics

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Author: de Mestre, Neville


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