Finding a Rate by Dividing Two Quantities

Develop the right station to solve rate word problems. The 18th lesson in a series of 29 starts by interpreting the aspects of rates with two different quantities. Pupils use the interpretation of rates to solve problems, and groups work through six stations to solve rate word problems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on why one cannot divide two different quantities
  • Brainstorm other rates that are used on a regular basis
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the set up of six stations
Pros

  • Examples show the process of multiplying the quantities to arrive at the appropriate quantity
  • The handout contains an organizer for the station activities
Cons

  • None
Common Core