Discussion: Keynote Part 2

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posted by: Liza Webster on May 20, 2003 at 0:45AM
subject: three fourths
When I heard Riba say "three fourths" I wrote "3/4 or 3 fourths?" I
think that she is thinking about 3 of her fourths, which are groups of
She knew that "one half" of 6 was not 1 group of two, but doesn't seemed
to have linked her understanding of "one half" to the notation "1/2".
Will making that link help her to interpret "3/4" as 3 out of 4 groups?
Or does she first need to develop an understanding of "one fourth" as
1 of 4 equal groups?
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