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# Bob and Leroy stole a case of beer

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1. If Bob had 2 and Leroy had  3, how many beers were left?

2. Expressed as a fraction in lowest terms, how much of the stolen beer did Bob consume?

3. Expressed as a fraction in lowest terms, how much of the stolen beer did Leroy consume?

4. Optional question for students who get this far before the end of class;  Bob and Leroy sold the rest of the beers for two bucks each at Boiler Beach. How much money did they take in?

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That’s a ready-to-go worksheet for you 9L math teachers. As for the lesson, just bring in a case of beer. Show the kids that there’s 24 in there (although virtually all 9L kids already know this) and 24/24 is a whole number, whereas after somebody drinks one (pick a volunteer, and you’ll have lots) we are in the brave new world of FRACTIONS!

That’s how you get kids interested in learning fractions, one of the biggest hurdles in math education.

Source: http://theviewfromfallingdowns.blogspot.com/2021/07/bob-and-leroy-stole-case-of-beer.html

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