Teaching Tricks That Work
Mister Teacher, a 3rd grade math teacher, is teaching his kids to compare number values by using the "alligator mouth eats the greater number" trick. They seem to have gotten the idea:
Almost all of them had the inequality sign pointing the right way on their exercises, but almost all of them had drawn HUGE inequality signs, complete with jagged teeth, forked tongues, and in some cases, firey breath.
And by the way, if Pac Man was involved in your learning of this concept, you're apparently showing your age.