Posted on September 22, 2016


ALEKS asks students to rank fractions from greatest to least (or vice versa), w/ same numerator and different denominator.

There’s gotta be a way to convey this visually that sticks, but I haven’t found it yet.

Made it click for one young lady by suggesting:   “treat it like a quiz grade.   Would you rather have 4/11, 4/7, or 4/5???”  Ka-ching!   (I also suggested she picture those quizzes in her mind…)

(I’m still “not a visual thinker.”  Oh, my.   I just took the dark lenses out of my sunglasses and … no… no idea how to line up the amber ones now…)

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