Fractions

Käsekuchen

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.

—Leo Tolstoy

 

The “Pies Per Child[1]” approach to fractions used in this part comes from James Tanton, and is used with his permission. See his development of these and other ideas at http://gdaymath.com/.


  1. Pie image by Claus Ableiter (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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