Representing Proportional Relationships with Equations 2

Scholars determine how long it takes to build a birdhouse with the second lesson on using equations with proportional relationships. The resource uses examples such as birdhouse building and produce prices to encourage pupils to write equations representing proportional relationships and to use the equations to solve problems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on the importance of defining the variables used in an equation
Classroom Considerations

  • It is helpful if class members can solve one-step multiplication equations
  • Assumes scholars know how to determine the constant or proportionality
  • Ninth part of a 22-part series
Pros

  • The discussion points out the unit rates may be different based upon how the variables are defined
  • Resources contain a lesson summary
Cons

  • A few of the given anticipated class responses to discussion questions are confusing
Common Core