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So I signed up for that better lesson thing. And I’m not using it. Take this recent lesson from my pre algebra class, for example. The obvious WCYDWT is fractions. The trick, what made my lesson work, is that I had kids figuring out how many people you could split it between, smallest number you […]

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Algebra Stumbling Block

I’m doing a bad thing. Some of my algebra kids are stumbling over fractions. They’ve been befuddled by them for 4 years, and freak out when they see them. So, I’m teaching them some very basics. 1) Multiplying a fraction and a whole number: Divide by the denominator, times the top. Aka !\frac{\times}{\div}!. 90% of […]

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