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6 - 8 Math - Ratio and Proportion 1

6 - 8 Math - Ratio and Proportion 1

  • Taking Stock
    • You are a farmer who needs to redesign the animal enclosures on your farm. Students will explore concepts related to ratio, unit rate, and rate reasoning. Students will demonstrate their understanding by designing the new enclosures and comparing a variety of ratios of the old enclosure to the new.
  • Crummy Computers
    • You are the technology specialist at your school and have been asked to determine a budget for the purchase of new computers. Students will explore concepts related to ratio and unit rate using reasoning to solve real-world problems. Students will demonstrate their understanding by determining the percentage of needed computers in the building and spending their money wisely.

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