BOX 3.10 The Cottage Cheese Problem

How can you get 3/4 of 2/3 cup of cottage cheese?

 

3/4 of

School Mathematics Strategy

3/4×2/3=6/12=1/2 cup

 

Fill a cup to the 1/2 mark with cottage cheese.

Invented Strategy

Fill a cup to 2/3 marking.

 

Pour out contents and form a circle.

 

Cut the circle into four equal parts.

 

Take away one part and use the rest.

 



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