Mathematics education uncovered and recovered

# November, 2017

N is in Year 5. “What are you doing at school now?” “Umm, we are still converting fractions to decimals and back” “Show me an example” “Well, it’s something like  $$\mathrm{\frac{1}{2}=0.5}$$,  $$\mathrm{\frac{1}{4}=0.25}$$, $$\mathrm{ \frac{7}{10}=0.7}$$ ” “I see. Can you write $$\mathrm{\frac{1}{8 }}$$ and $$\mathrm{\frac{3}{40 }}$$ as decimals?” He can. Without much effort. “The interesting […]

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