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MemberNovember 16, 2020 at 1:30 pm
So I tried to create a problem string approach that worked with simplifying. I started with fractions and moved to radicals trying to get them to see how since 6/6 is one, I can factor it out, in the same way √5×5 = 5 so I can “factor” it out. However, I didn’t make it explicit enough, and they really didn’t understand it very well at all, and something I decided to spiral back to in a few weeks.