Introduction to Ratios

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This introduction to ratios lesson plan will start with reviewing simplifying fractions and then ask students to represent real-world situations as fractions. Students can follow the PowerPoint with the structured notes provided.

Introduction to Ratios Lesson Plan Outline

First: We will launch this lesson with a real-world example, comparing oat pieces to marshmallows in Lucky Charms.

Second: Once students have these skills reinforced, we will then ask them to write ratios in three ways and in simplest terms.

Third: We will ask students to compare part to whole and then explain in everyday language what terms like 1 out of 5 mean.

Aligned with Common Core Standard: 6.RP.1

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October 2018
April 2017
Such good reviews but I can't get the video to play
November 2016
This is an awesome lesson!
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July 2016
Thank you so much for the lesson. It is excellent!
June 2016
This is an awesome lesson. When I go to the powerpoint it does not have the video. Can you please help with this?
December 2016
It has been updated and included in the power point. Additionally it has been added as a stand alone resource to make things super easy. Thanks for letting us know.
June 2016
Excellent resource.
June 2016
Great resource!
October 2015
Thank you so much...absolutely wonderful, engaging, common core, visual!
April 2015
Excellent complete lesson again from introduction in class to classroom examples of real life visualizations and homework to provide independent learning. Thanks!
September 2014
I am looking forward in using this next week. We will start out unit for the next 27 days on Ratios etc..
March 2014
Hello and Thank you for Sharing. This is a wonderful lesson.
February 2014
This is very well done, it is perfect for my SPED Resource Math students who still struggle to understand ratios in 7th and 8th grade!!
September 2013
Wow this an awesome comprehensive resource am looking forward to working with my students on this.
September 2013
this is just what I needed! Thank you
September 2013
Terrific..Love, Love Love it!!!
August 2013
This is truly a wonderful blessing!
May 2013
This sounds great! It will surely start next year out right!
March 2013
great lesson and yummy if you use the lucky charms