Binder Clips: Large, Medium, Small

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Ever wondered how many pieces of paper a binder clip can hold? Viewers of a short video are about to find out! Given measurement data for three different sized binder clips, learners must develop a method for figuring out how many pieces of paper each one holds. A typical solution method would involve ratios and proportions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Instead of using the pictures, ask your classes to take their own measurements for each clip; compare measurements as a class
  • Test each group's answers with stacks of paper
Classroom Considerations

  • Review ratios and proportions prior to the lesson

  • Offers additional questions to use as an extension for the whole class or for early finishers
  • Provides a simple application of ratios and proportions in the real world

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