It is so important, with concepts like this that are often confusing for kids, to NOT tell them the rule first. Let them SEE why the fraction with the larger number in the denominator is actually a smaller piece. Cuisenaire Rods are a great way to do this - especially because they are tactile materials, not just drawn pictures. Concepts first. Rules and procedures second.
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