Numerator or Denominator: Which has more power in a fraction?
What do you do with students who already get their fraction operations? Give them a contrived project about recipes or pizza slices? Make them solve annoyingly hard practice problems? Please. Here, we get students thinking in a whole new way, pondering which has more power, the numerator or denominator.
Students determine which has more power: a fraction's numerator or its denominator.
- First, they consider when comparing fractions, which has more power: the numerator or denominator.
- Then, they consider adding and subtracting fractions.
- They consider multiplying and dividing fractions.
- Finally, students will make an overall decision. Depending on what you'd like to do, students can expand their thinking into an advertisement, story, song, persuasive essay, or other product.