Education

Teaching Tricks That Work

By Anthony Rebora — September 18, 2008 1 min read

Mister Teacher, a 3rd grade math teacher, is teaching his kids to compare number values by using the “alligator mouth eats the greater number” trick. They seem to have gotten the idea:

Almost all of them had the inequality sign pointing the right way on their exercises, but almost all of them had drawn HUGE inequality signs, complete with jagged teeth, forked tongues, and in some cases, firey breath.

And by the way, if Pac Man was involved in your learning of this concept, you’re apparently showing your age.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.