Video tutorial uses examples to reinforce understanding of proportions. [7:09]

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Video tutorial uses examples to reinforce understanding of proportions. [7:09]

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What is a ratio? How can we create equivalent ratios? Students work to express and extend relationships using ratios.

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- Mathematics
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- BetterLesson
- Date Added:
- 12/01/2022

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Illustrated examples partnered with follow-up practice problems for interpreting proportional relationships.

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- 08/07/2023

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This lesson [1:49] introduces the student to how a fraction can be rewritten as a whole number. It is 1 of 11 in the series titled "Converting Fractions to Whole Numbers."

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- Mathematics
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- Provider:
- Sophia Learning
- Date Added:
- 12/01/2023

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad and Digit construct a physical profile of the person who kidnapped Choocroca, a giant cybercrocodile. [2:49]

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- Mathematics
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- Date Added:
- 12/01/2022

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This set contains questions about statistics involving how to choose a sample size to fit a desired maximum error bound. The student learns to do this on confidence intervals for proportions as well as confidence intervals for means.

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- Mathematics
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- Lesson Plan
- Provider:
- Texas Instruments
- Date Added:
- 08/07/2023

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Students learn about proportions using regular and souvenir baseball bats. This site contains a complete lesson plan, which is available in a printable version.

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- Mathematics
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- Provider:
- University of South Florida
- Provider Set:
- FCAT Express
- Date Added:
- 10/03/2023

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Students use their height and the length of the shadow to determine the height of buildings. A great outdoor activity to learn about proportions and ratios.

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- Mathematics
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- Provider:
- University of South Florida
- Provider Set:
- FCAT Express
- Date Added:
- 10/03/2023

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Download and print these worksheets to sharpen your skills working with fractions. Worksheets focus on modeling fractions, ratios and proportions, comparing, ordering, simplifying, converting, and order of operations.

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- Mathematics
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- Activity/Lab
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- Math-Drills
- Date Added:
- 12/01/2022

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Video lesson shows how to graph the equation of a line that represents a proportional relationship given an equation. [3:08]

Khan Academy learning modules include a Community space where users can ask questions and seek help from community members. Educators should consult with their Technology administrators to determine the use of Khan Academy learning modules in their classroom. Please review materials from external sites before sharing with students.

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- 11/14/2023

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Watch as the National Museum of Mathematics creates an interesting series of images using ratios. This video focuses on the proportional relationship observed in fractals and challenges you to do some critical thinking using ratios and scale factors. This video was submitted through the Innovation Math Challenge, a contest open to professional and nonprofessional producers.

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- Mathematics
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- PBS LearningMedia
- Date Added:
- 11/06/2023

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Brush up on your math skills relating to proportions then try some practice problems to test your understanding.

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- Mathematics
- Material Type:
- Reading
- Provider:
- IXL
- Date Added:
- 10/02/2022

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Discover how percents and proportions help explain issues like climate change, composting, and zero waste in this video from KQED. In the accompanying classroom activity, students estimate the percentage of various types of trash that they generate (e.g., paper, plastic) and calculate the pounds of each based on the United States daily average of 7 pounds per person. They display these figures in a pie chart and consider how the chart would change if they generated less trash. To get the most from this lesson, students should have some prior experience calculating percentages.

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- Mathematics
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- PBS LearningMedia
- Date Added:
- 11/06/2023

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Fractions and Decimals

Type of Unit: Concept

Prior Knowledge

Students should be able to:

Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals.

Multiply a fraction by a whole number.

Multiply a fraction by another fraction.

Write fractions in equivalent forms, including converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers.

Understand the meaning and structure of decimal numbers.

Lesson Flow

This unit extends students’ learning from Grade 5 about operations with fractions and decimals.

The first lesson informally introduces the idea of dividing a fraction by a fraction. Students are challenged to figure out how many times a 14-cup measuring cup must be filled to measure the ingredients in a recipe. Students use a variety of methods, including adding 14 repeatedly until the sum is the desired amount, and drawing a model. In Lesson 2, students focus on dividing a fraction by a whole number. They make a model of the fraction—an area model, bar model, number line, or some other model—and then divide the model into whole numbers of groups. Students also work without a model by looking at the inverse relationship between division and multiplication. Students explore methods for dividing a whole number by a fraction in Lesson 3, for dividing a fraction by a unit fraction in Lesson 4, and for dividing a fraction by another fraction in Lesson 6. Students examine several methods and models for solving such problems, and use models to solve similar problems.

Students apply their learning to real-world contexts in Lesson 6 as they solve word problems that require dividing and multiplying mixed numbers. Lesson 7 is a Gallery lesson in which students choose from a number of problems that reinforce their learning from the previous lessons.

Students review the standard long-division algorithm for dividing whole numbers in Lesson 8. They discuss the different ways that an answer to a whole number division problem can be expressed (as a whole number plus a remainder, as a mixed number, or as a decimal). Students then solve a series of real-world problems that require the same whole number division operation, but have different answers because of how the remainder is interpreted.

Students focus on decimal operations in Lessons 9 and 10. In Lesson 9, they review addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with decimals. They solve decimal problems using mental math, and then work on a card sort activity in which they must match problems with diagram and solution cards. In Lesson 10, students review the algorithms for the four basic decimal operations, and use estimation or other methods to place the decimal points in products and quotients. They solve multistep word problems involving decimal operations.

In Lesson 11, students explore whether multiplication always results in a greater number and whether division always results in a smaller number. They work on a Self Check problem in which they apply what they have learned to a real-world problem. Students consolidate their learning in Lesson 12 by critiquing and improving their work on the Self Check problem from the previous lesson. The unit ends with a second set of Gallery problems that students complete over two lessons.

- Subject:
- Mathematics
- Ratios and Proportions
- Provider:
- Pearson

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Getting Started

Type of Unit: Introduction

Prior Knowledge

Students should be able to:

Solve and write numerical equations for whole number addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems.

Use parentheses to evaluate numerical expressions.

Identify and use the properties of operations.

Lesson Flow

In this unit, students are introduced to the rituals and routines that build a successful classroom math community and they are introduced to the basic features of the digital course that they will use throughout the year.

An introductory card sort activity matches students with their partner for the week. Then over the course of the week, students learn about the lesson routines: Opening, Work Time, Ways of Thinking, Apply the Learning, Summary of the Math, and Reflection. Students learn how to present their work to the class, the importance of taking responsibility for their own learning, and how to effectively participate in the classroom math community.

Students then work on Gallery problems to further explore the program’s technology resources and tools and learn how to organize their work.

The mathematical work of the unit focuses on numerical expressions, including card sort activities in which students identify equivalent expressions and match an expression card to a word card that describes its meaning. Students use the properties of operations to identify equivalent expressions and to find unknown values in equations.

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- Mathematics
- Provider:
- Pearson

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Ratios

Type of Unit: Concept

Prior Knowledge

Students should be able to:

Calculate with whole numbers up to 100 using all four operations.

Understand fraction notation and percents and translate among fractions, decimal numbers, and percents.

Interpret and use a number line.

Use tables to solve problems.

Use tape diagrams to solve problems.

Sketch and interpret graphs.

Write and interpret equations.

Lesson Flow

The first part of the unit begins with an exploration activity that focuses on a ratio as a way to compare the amount of egg and the amount of flour in a mixture. The context motivates a specific understanding of the use of, and need for, ratios as a way of making comparisons between quantities. Following this lesson, the usefulness of ratios in comparing quantities is developed in more detail, including a contrast to using subtraction to find differences. Students learn to interpret and express ratios as fractions, as decimal numbers, in a:b form, in words, and as data; they also learn to identify equivalent ratios.

The focus of the middle part of the unit is on the tools used to represent ratio relationships and on simplifying and comparing ratios. Students learn to use tape diagrams first, then double number lines, and finally ratio tables and graphs. As these tools are introduced, students use them in problem-solving contexts to solve ratio problems, including an investigation of glide ratios. Students are asked to make connections and distinctions among these forms of representation throughout these lessons. Students also choose a ratio project in this part of the unit (Lesson 8).

The third and last part of the unit covers understanding percents, including those greater than 100%.

Students have ample opportunities to check, deepen, and apply their understanding of ratios, including percents, with the selection of problems in the Gallery.

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- Mathematics
- Statistics and Probability
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- Pearson

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- Date Added:
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Getting Started

Type of Unit: Introduction

Prior Knowledge

Students should be able to:

Understand ratio concepts and use ratios.

Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world problems.

Identify and use the multiplication property of equality.

Lesson Flow

This unit introduces students to the routines that build a successful classroom math community, and it introduces the basic features of the digital course that students will use throughout the year.

An introductory card sort activity matches students with their partner for the week. Then over the course of the week, students learn about the routines of Opening, Work Time, Ways of Thinking, Apply the Learning (some lessons), Summary of the Math, Reflection, and Exercises. Students learn how to present their work to the class, the importance of students’ taking responsibility for their own learning, and how to effectively participate in the classroom math community.

Students then work on Gallery problems, to further explore the resources and tools and to learn how to organize their work.

The mathematical work of the unit focuses on ratios and rates, including card sort activities in which students identify equivalent ratios and match different representations of an equivalent ratio. Students use the multiplication property of equality to justify solutions to real-world ratio problems.

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- Mathematics
- Provider:
- Pearson

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Discuss the important ways that listeners contribute to mathematical discussions during Ways of Thinking presentations. Then use ratio and rate reasoning to solve a problem about ingredients in a stew.Key ConceptsStudents find the unit rate of a ratio situation.Goals and Learning ObjectivesContribute as listeners during the Ways of Thinking discussion.Understand the concept of a unit rate that is associated with a ratio.Use rate reasoning to solve real-world problems.

- Subject:
- Ratios and Proportions
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Author:
- Chris Adcock
- Date Added:
- 02/28/2022

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Proportional Relationships

Type of Unit: Concept

Prior Knowledge

Students should be able to:

Understand what a rate and ratio are.

Make a ratio table.

Make a graph using values from a ratio table.

Lesson Flow

Students start the unit by predicting what will happen in certain situations. They intuitively discover they can predict the situations that are proportional and might have a hard time predicting the ones that are not. In Lessons 2–4, students use the same three situations to explore proportional relationships. Two of the relationships are proportional and one is not. They look at these situations in tables, equations, and graphs. After Lesson 4, students realize a proportional relationship is represented on a graph as a straight line that passes through the origin. In Lesson 5, they look at straight lines that do not represent a proportional relationship. Lesson 6 focuses on the idea of how a proportion that they solved in sixth grade relates to a proportional relationship. They follow that by looking at rates expressed as fractions, finding the unit rate (the constant of proportionality), and then using the constant of proportionality to solve a problem. In Lesson 8, students fine-tune their definition of proportional relationship by looking at situations and determining if they represent proportional relationships and justifying their reasoning. They then apply what they have learned to a situation about flags and stars and extend that thinking to comparing two prices—examining the equations and the graphs. The Putting It Together lesson has them solve two problems and then critique other student work.

Gallery 1 provides students with additional proportional relationship problems.

The second part of the unit works with percents. First, percents are tied to proportional relationships, and then students examine percent situations as formulas, graphs, and tables. They then move to a new context—salary increase—and see the similarities with sales taxes. Next, students explore percent decrease, and then they analyze inaccurate statements involving percents, explaining why the statements are incorrect. Students end this sequence of lessons with a formative assessment that focuses on percent increase and percent decrease and ties it to decimals.

Students have ample opportunities to check, deepen, and apply their understanding of proportional relationships, including percents, with the selection of problems in Gallery 2.

- Subject:
- Mathematics
- Ratios and Proportions
- Provider:
- Pearson