# Spatial fractions?

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smart_10357
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I have attached a page from a textbook we are formatting. Please see samples in box and exercises 8-11. Are these problems to be formatted as spatial problems? Aren't horizontal lines over horizontal lines in the addition problems confusing to the student? Help?

Thanks, Susan

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smart_10357
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This book is being formatted in UEB Math/Science.

Thanks,

Susan

#37717
smart_10357
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So after much thought I have decided to present these fractions horizontally.

Example 8.

1      1

-- + -- =

3     3

4      2

-- +  -- =

7      7

#37718
smart_10357
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It doesn't work for mixed numbers.

#37720
smart_10357
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Wow I have overworked thinking about this. I have settled on just presenting all fractions horizontal. The only ones I will present spatially are the ones that show something in the nominator and denominator such as

• 2×2     4
• --  -- = --
• 3×2     6

Otherwise I will show
<ol start="8">

• ⅓         4/7     ⅕
• +⅓   + 2/7    +⅗
• ----   ------    ----

Please see attached file for translated braille version. Sorry I spent so much time talking myself  through this.

Susan

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#37736
kdejute
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I think you're onto a good thing here, Susan. If you haven't already, please take a look at the discussion in the thread "Formatting fraction problems."

I've also attached a potential transcription here (in .brf and .jpg file formats).

Braille on! You're doing a good job.

–Kyle

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#37739
smart_10357
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Thank you so much!

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