Mixture Problems

What percent of the mixture is juice? Pairs use their knowledge of proportions to determine what percent a mixture is juice given the percent of juice in the components. Pupils use the procedure learned with the juice mixture problem to solve other mixture problems with percents. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use 10 connecting blocks with one color to be the water and one color to be juice to represent the gallons of liquid in the opening exercises
  • Make mixtures with components that can be counted
Classroom Considerations

  • The class needs to know customary measurements of volume
  • 18th part in a unit of 20 segments
Pros

  • The answer key shows the steps in solving the equations
  • Includes scaffolding suggestions
Cons

  • None