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### The Pythagorean Theorem is a

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The Pythagorean Theorem is a combination of algebra and geometry. It is derived from algebraic equation. Try to master many such theorems from some real experts

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### Hi Debbie, regarding multiplication of fractions...

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Hi Debbie
I would suggest to use area problems to practice muyltiplication, even with fractions. Yous ee, if they built a rectangular grid and calculate how many squares are inside, they'll figure out the area formula for rectangles. Then change the measurings of the sides, using fractions. For example: Create a rectangle that is 3 by 5 but, instead of dividing in 3, divide in 12, which means, each segment is 1/4. The other side in 16, for the same reason. Whenb multiplying, they will see how multiplication with fractions work.
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4th grade math teacher

### I did love math in school but

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I did love math in school but my friends struggled. I want to help my students make that connection to real world problems. I want them to enjoy doing math. I am trying to come up with as many hands-on activities for learning new concepts as I can. If you have any suggestions, especially multiplication, I would deeply appreciate it.

### As someone who struggled with

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As someone who struggled with math growing up, I love what Professor Dor Abrahamson is trying to do. I decided to teach math after I fell in love with it in college, it took me that long to understand the subject so I consider myself one of the lucky ones because I did not just give up on it when I could not grasp on to the idea of how the numbers merged with reality. I also had a great teacher in my junior year in college that brought math to light by the way he related it to everything I could think of. I am now a middle school math teacher and my daily quest is how to connect my student's understanding to not just the abstract numbers in math but to how every topic translates in the real world. Kudos Professor Dor Abrahamson.

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