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Ratio Reasoning

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The language of rates and ratios forms a common thread through this wide-reaching main problem set and its accompanying support work. Learners mix paint, size copies, distribute candy, and shop for good deals throughout these problems....
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Back to Basics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your class will enjoy this Health Science instructional activity created by CTE and math teachers from Missouri. Learners make conversions between the apothecary system and metric and US standard measurements used in the healthcare...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 6 Math)

For Students 6th Standards
Keep track of your sixth graders' mastery of the Common Core math standards with this practice assessment. Taking a different approach than most standardized tests, this resource includes not only multiple choice questions, but also free...
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Rates Median and Mean

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice mean, median, mode, and rates with a packet of educational worksheets. Kids learn about rates on nutrition labels, unit pricing, and air pressure using a barometer in a variety of different methods and activities.
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Plate Tectonics I

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Young geologists get a glimpse beneath the earth's surface in this plate tectonics investigation. After first learning about the different layers of the earth and the constant movement of its plates, young geologists work in small groups...
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Use Google Maps to Teach Math

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Capture the engagement of young mathematicians with this upper-elementary math lesson plan on measuring time and distance. Using Google Maps, young scholars first measure and compare the distance and time it takes to travel between...
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Practice: Word Problems

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Congratulations, you've just hit the word problem jackpot! Covering an incredible range of topics from integers and fractions, to percents, geometry, and much more, this collection of worksheets will keep young mathematicians busy...
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Fraction and Decimal Word Problems No Problem!

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Searching for a way to improve young mathematicians' problem solving skills? Look no further. This comprehensive collection of word problem worksheets has exactly what you need to help students apply their understanding of fractions,...
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Gases Matter

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Young scientists learn that seeing isn't necessarily believing when it comes to the states of matter. After performing a fun class demonstration that models the difference between solids, liquids, and gases, children complete a series of...
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Exit Ticket 6.RP.2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Baking serves as a great context for engaging young mathematicians in learning about ratios. This short exit card presents learners with the amount of flour and sugar required for a brownie recipe and asks them to identify specific...
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Where Should You Go?

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Use this task as a teaching tool, or include it on a handout for math masters to practice at home. They use an online currency converter and compute monetary exchange values if they were to travel to Mexico, Canada, Spain, Kuwait, or...
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Study Jams! Rate

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Zoe is reading books over vacation and wants to know at her current rate, how many will she finish by the end. Building on prior knowledge of fractions and ratios, young mathematicians learn how equivalent rates are used to answer her...
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Ratio of Boys to Girls

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How many boys are in the class? Here is an introductory exercise describing ratios. The commentary shows different ways learners can approach the problem, using a tape diagram of boys to girls and using a table. The activity includes...
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Understand Rates as a Type of Ratio

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Ratios and rates, rates and ratios, what's the difference? Show your learners the difference in this video explaining how they are different from each other, but similar. The lesson describes that a rate represents two different types of...
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Create Unit Rate Using Diagram

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Miles per gallon is a common unit rate, but what about gallons per mile? The second unit rate is commonly overlooked, but this video practices finding both unit rates per problem. The example breaks down unit rate into a visual...
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Riding at a Constant Speed, Assessment Variation

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Practice ratios and unit rates with tracking how long Lin took to ride her bike. Provided with different questions, your mathematicians can assemble their answers using a chart or setting up ratios. The activity is included in a set of...
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The Escalator, Assessment Variation

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
A great way to practice with unit rates, the activity gives your mathematicians an opportunity to compare different statements and select which are true. They can practice with "choose all that apply" by setting each statement into its...
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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics: Tire and Wheel Assemblies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is bigger really better? By the end of this lesson, learners will be able to apply formulas for computing the diameter of tires and wheel assemblies. Begin by showing a slide presentation that will review definitions for radius and...
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Manufacturing: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Shielding Gas Mix

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Middle schoolers apply math to the real-world skill of choosing the correct shielding gas mixture for welding. Even if you do not have shielding gas cylinders on hand for demonstrating, the concepts of converting percentages into...
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Business Management and Administration: Compound Interest - A Millionaire's Best Friend

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many math concepts are covered through this resource: percentages, decimals, ratios, exponential functions, graphing, rounding, order of operations, estimation, and solving equations. Colorful worksheets and a link to a Google search for...
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Architecture and Construction: Stair Construction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Within the context of the construction industry, algebra pros begin to calculate slope from the sizes of stair steps. This is a terrific lesson, especially for aspiring engineers. Just be aware that it might be a stretch to meet all of...
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Hospitality and Tourism 1: Safety and Sanitation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Math and science come alive in this career-related lesson on sanitation. Along the way, learners explore bacterial growth rates using exponential notation and graphs. A link to a very brief, but vivid video shows just how quickly these...
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Hospitality and Tourism 2: Costing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The lesson plan provides a richly detailed narrative and sample problems for teaching or reinforcing how to work with percentages. In particular, your audience will compute the costs per serving of food and simulate setting menu prices...
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Gas Mileage: Which is a Better Buy?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use different types of cars and compare their fuel efficiency to introduce the concept of unit rate. Using real-world examples gives your young learners a way to connect with the lesson. There are pictures of five different types of cars...