Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cutting a Bagel in Half

My wife’s niece send us the address of a website  that  demonstrates how to cut a bagel in half with the halves linked.  The video at the end of the webpage shows how it works.  I couldn’t quite visualize how … Continue reading

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A Fraction Survey – A Teaching Tool That Worked

When we get to rational expressions in intermediate algebra classes, I have my students fill out this survey. I let the students work for five minutes or so and then we discuss the answers.  There are a lot of enlightened … Continue reading

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