Essential Questions:
Lesson Plan A.1: Defining and Writing Ratios
Lesson Seed A.1: Describing Ratio Relationships
Lesson Plan A.2: Unit Rates
Lesson Plan A.3a: Ratios in the Real World
Lesson Seed A.3: Finding Unit Rates
Unit Overview
Content Emphasis By Clusters in Grade 6
Progressions from Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
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This is the first time that students have formally studied ratio and proportion. The study of ratios and proportional reasoning extends students’ work in measurement and multiplication and division in elementary grades. Ratios and proportional reasoning are the foundation for further study in mathematics, science and are useful in everyday life. Students will be working with ratios, rates, unit rates and percents to solve situations in daily life.
At the completion of the unit on ratio concepts, the student will understand that:
The student will be able to:
Students may
Interdisciplinary Connections:
Interdisciplinary connections fall into a number of related categories:
Sample Assessment Items: The items included in this component will be aligned to the standards in the unit and will include:
Interventions/Enrichments/PD: (Standard-specific modules that focus on student interventions/enrichments and on professional development for teachers will be included later, as available from the vendor(s) producing the modules.)
Vocabulary/Terminology/Concepts: This section of the Unit Plan is divided into two parts. Part I contains vocabulary and terminology from standards that comprise the cluster, which is the focus of this unit plan. Part II contains vocabulary and terminology from standards outside of the focus cluster. These “outside standards” provide important instructional connections to the focus cluster.
Part I – Focus Cluster Represent and Interpret Data Ratios and Proportional Relationships: Understand Ratio Concepts and Use Ratio Reasoning to Solve Problems
Part II – Part II – Instructional Connections outside the Focus Cluster
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