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6 - 8 Math - Ratio and Proportion 2

6 - 8 Math - Ratio and Proportion 2

  • Playing the Stock Market
    • You are the treasurer of a club at your school who is in charge of deciding how to invest funds. Students will explore concepts related to using proportional relationships, unit rates of fractions, and multi-step percent problems in equivalent expressions and equations using variables. Students will demonstrate their understanding by choosing stock market investments and determining their returns.
  • Turkey for All
    • You are a volunteer at a local homeless shelter who is coordinating a Thanksgiving feast. Students will explore concepts related to proportional relationships between quantities including fractions and multi-step percent problems. Students will demonstrate their understanding by creating a menu, determining the amount of servings needed, and remaining within the budget.

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