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### Is This Trick Helpful?

I do not think that such tricks are helpful: in fact I believe they are deeply damaging. These types of basic relationships should not be memorized: they should be derived on the fly from an ...
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### Is there a way to extend the analogy that fractions means "x out of y" to show that fractions are also dividing?

I think the heuristic \begin{align*} \frac{8}{4} \quad \longleftrightarrow \quad 8 \textrm{ out of every group of } 4 \end{align*} still makes sense if you emphasize that you want $8$ slices of pizza ...
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### Is short division taught these days and if not, why not?

One of the benefits of the partial quotients division method as illustrated above with 186 / 3 is NOT in dividing by single digit divisors but in multi-digit divisors. Students are generally taught ...
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