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As I stated in other posts, I realized that I need to change a question and use actual items to help kids solve/create reasoning for their answers. In algebra we often have student graphing with slope and using factions. In order to help the students understand how to graph and why the line is moving up (or down) the way it does, I would bring out the paper like you used with your children to help the students understand why factions (less than one) take so long for the line to rise since they need more parts. If break it up into section such as squares and triangles, the students would be able to see why one slope is bigger than the other and why it rises at a faster rate.