Converting Fractions

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A powerpoint to help students remember that when converting a fraction to a decimal, the numerator is place "in the box".

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Converting Fractions

  1. 1. Converting Fractions
  2. 2. When riding a horse, the cowboy is on the top. and the horse on the bottom
  3. 3. NOT: The horse on the top and the cowboy on the bottom!
  4. 4. At the end of the day, the cowboy goes in the house and the horse stays outside.
  5. 5. Not: The horse in the house and the cowboy outside! ?!?
  6. 6. Remember this with fractions. 1 2 1 The numerator (on top) goes IN THE HOUSE and the denominator (on the bottom) goes OUTSIDE THE HOUSE. 2
  7. 7. Sometimes the “cowboy” is very big. 8 2 The cowboy is still on the top.
  8. 8. Example: 8 2 8 2 4
  9. 9. Sometimes the “cowboy” is very small. He is still on the top and in the house . 2 10 2 10

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