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Is there a great hands on way to explain division of fractions to sixth graders without the age old, "it's not for you to reason why, just invert and multiply?"

Division is usually defined as multiplication by reciprocals or inverses. In this case, starting with (m/n)/(p/q), multiply the numerator and denominator by q/p and simplify the denominator to 1 and you have proved it. I do not know how this is great or hands on, but it is an idea.

Tom Elsner

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