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Why We Can't Divide by Zero!

Why We Can't Divide by Zero!
Why We Can't Divide by Zero!
Why We Can't Divide by Zero!
Why We Can't Divide by Zero!
Why We Can't Divide by Zero!
Why We Can't Divide by Zero!
Product Description
One day, a student of mine, a mathphobic to be sure, asked, “Why can’t I divide by zero?” Promptly I gave him the answer that any good mathematician would. “You can’t divide by zero because 0 is undefined. It just cannot be done.” Well, that went over like a lead balloon; so, I knew it was time to sit and down and write out a plausible but understandable explanation that my students could understand.

That is what this two page free resource is - a sequential step-by-step explanation of why you cannot divide by zero. It starts off out by explaining what division is and how it relates to multiplication. It concludes with a simple visual to help the students remember the difference between 0 being in the numerator and 0 being in the denominator.
Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
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