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As the Bell Goes: Audio Reflections - Fractions sidecar analogy

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Created on 07 January 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 12 August 2011 by ncetm_administrator

As the bell goes: Audio reflections

Teacher - Nat Parnell

Audio Reflection - Fractions sidecar analogy

Description Nat describes his rather unusual analogy for top-heavy fractions, and the creatively comic response of one of his students.
Sector Primary / Secondary

Download the source file of the audio here (in mp3 format)
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19 September 2009 18:45
Top heavy fractions?

Is that a bit like having 3 50 pence pieces? You want to count it as 1.50,or one whole pound and a 50 pence piece remainder?
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