Ratio – Sharing the Total

Sharing is caring, but sharing doesn't have to be equal. Scholars watch a video that shows how to partition a total using a given ratio. The method shown here is to find the cumulative number of parts, divide the total by the number of parts, and then multiply to determine each share.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the associated worksheet as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils must have basic familiarity with ratios
  • Note that the video includes a ratio with three parts, 1:2:3
Pros

  • Thorough explanations make the concept easy to understand
  • Provides answers in a separate file
Cons

  • Handwritten problems in the video are difficult to read
Common Core