Tape Diagrams

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about the different approaches your classmates used in making their tape diagram, and how students used the tape diagrams to solve the two ratio problems.

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • How did you determine the number of units to divide each strip of tape into?
  • Could you have divided the tape into a different number of units?
  • Can you explain how your tape diagram represents the ratio in the problem?
  • Do you think using a tape diagram made it easier to solve the problem?