- @fnoschese 5 out of 5 students in my study hall say fractions. Personally, I haven't found either vey easy to teach.
http://twitter.com/mr_segen/status/317332593244774402

— Leif Segen (@mr_segen)Thu, Mar 28 2013 17:49:20 - @fnoschese Algebra too broad when compared to fractions?
http://twitter.com/absvalteaching/status/317332634650947584

— Chris Robinson (@absvalteaching)Thu, Mar 28 2013 17:49:30 - @absvalteaching @fnoschese How about "rational number" instead of "fractions"?
http://twitter.com/Trianglemancsd/status/317333208872140800

— Christopher (@Trianglemancsd)Thu, Mar 28 2013 17:51:47 - @fnoschese Fractions. I've seen many who "get" solving equations but don't get fractions. None who got frac. but not equations.(in college)
http://twitter.com/markbetnel/status/317333770913054720

— Mark Betnel (@markbetnel)Thu, Mar 28 2013 17:54:01 - @fnoschese @absvalteaching I'd vote the concept of algebra is harder. It's the arithmetic of fractions that's hard, not the concept.
http://twitter.com/joshgiesbrecht/status/317335371224580097

— josh giesbrecht (@joshgiesbrecht)Thu, Mar 28 2013 18:00:22 - @fnoschese Depends on def. of algebra. Following steps to solve template eq. isn't really algebra but easier than "fractions" for many.
http://twitter.com/l_d_hodge/status/317335522441830401

— l hodge (@l_d_hodge)Thu, Mar 28 2013 18:00:59 - @fnoschese Fractions. Algebra is a concept, at least to me - do anything you want to both sides of an equation. Fractions deal w/specifics.
http://twitter.com/drmagoo/status/317335581774467072

— drmagoo (@drmagoo)Thu, Mar 28 2013 18:01:13 - @fnoschese algebra because fractions are easily visualized to many. Algebra, not so much
http://twitter.com/porchdragon/status/317336279006203904

— Gene Gordon (@porchdragon)Thu, Mar 28 2013 18:03:59 - @fnoschese THAT IS CRAZY TALK!!! FRACTIONS! #placevaluechat
http://twitter.com/wahedahbug/status/317336633206767616

— Sadie Estrella (@wahedahbug)Thu, Mar 28 2013 18:05:23 - @fnoschese really though, probably algebra. after years of algebra success and mastery, AP students *still* screw it up.
http://twitter.com/dandersod/status/317337436080451584

— Dan Anderson (@dandersod)Thu, Mar 28 2013 18:08:35 - @fnoschese Algebra. The abstractions are difficult for Ss.
http://twitter.com/absvalteaching/status/317346567130603520

— Chris Robinson (@absvalteaching)Thu, Mar 28 2013 18:44:52 - @fnoschese fractions. it comes earlier, but still requires a high level of abstraction.
http://twitter.com/Hillby258/status/317391657110753281

— Chris Hill (@Hillby258)Thu, Mar 28 2013 21:44:02 - @fnoschese The way they are taught (rules to memorize) means there's more to remember in algebra.
http://twitter.com/delta_dc/status/317391832638189568

— David Coffey (@delta_dc)Thu, Mar 28 2013 21:44:44 - @fnoschese Algebra. Requires the ability to consider more than one system state at a time.
http://twitter.com/ThinkThankThunk/status/317392107130195968

— Shawn Cornally (@ThinkThankThunk)Thu, Mar 28 2013 21:45:49 - @fnoschese Algebra. I have no doubt.
http://twitter.com/LuisSezAmorrich/status/317392916656029697

— Luis Sáez Amorrich (@LuisSezAmorrich)Thu, Mar 28 2013 21:49:02 - @fnoschese algebra´s concepts are more difficult to show. With fractions you can "touch" maths.
http://twitter.com/LuisSezAmorrich/status/317393395335168000

— Luis Sáez Amorrich (@LuisSezAmorrich)Thu, Mar 28 2013 21:50:56 - @fnoschese I'm assuming kids who struggle in algebra also struggle with fractions. Sticking with original answer of fractions.
http://twitter.com/fawnpnguyen/status/317393593222459392

— Fawn Nguyen (@fawnpnguyen)Thu, Mar 28 2013 21:51:44 - @fnoschese algebra. Brutal pace of most courses keeps S's from seeing conceptual big pictures, constantly lost in parlor game of procedures.
http://twitter.com/Buck_Cooper/status/317394656876953603

— Buck Cooper (@Buck_Cooper)Thu, Mar 28 2013 21:55:57 - @fnoschese fractions-Ss enter with already defeated mentality. Algebra is fairly new and Ss are still open to exploration.
http://twitter.com/white2gj/status/317395747672825856

— Gregory J. White II (@white2gj)Thu, Mar 28 2013 22:00:17 - @fnoschese fractions-Ss enter with already defeated mentality. Algebra is fairly new and Ss are still open to exploration.
http://twitter.com/white2gj/status/317395747672825856

— Gregory J. White II (@white2gj)Thu, Mar 28 2013 22:00:17 - @fnoschese fractions, because it is so easy to get lost in the complex procedures, but algebra is a broad, deep topic so It Depends how far
http://twitter.com/geonz/status/317396113667784705

— geonz (@geonz)Thu, Mar 28 2013 22:01:45 - @ThinkThankThunk @fnoschese but fractions require thinking of more than one system state, also, and it isn't as analogical to concrete.
http://twitter.com/geonz/status/317396288230543361

— geonz (@geonz)Thu, Mar 28 2013 22:02:26 - @fnoschese Algebra. Way more to remember and apply.
http://twitter.com/JMKramer87/status/317397093025214464

— Joey Kramer (@JMKramer87)Thu, Mar 28 2013 22:05:38 - @fnoschese algebra. fractions (excl division of) easier to grasp conceptually as kids learn to 'share equally' IRL. heard b4 that kids ...
http://twitter.com/malynmawby/status/317399056546684930

— Malyn Mawby (@malynmawby)Thu, Mar 28 2013 22:13:26

# Algebra or Fractions? (Frank's PLN)

## Which is more difficult to learn/teach: algebra or fractions?

byFrank Noschese76 Views