In this series, I’m compiling some of the quips and one-liners that I’ll use with my students to hopefully make my lessons more memorable for them.
While I can’t take credit for today’s one-liner, I’m more than happy to share it.
A colleague was explaining his expectations for simplifying expressions such as
Of course, this isn’t yet simplified, but his students were balking about doing the required work. So, on the spur of the moment, he laid down a simple rule:
Not simplifying a fraction in a fraction is an infraction.