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Rate & Ratios Lesson with Carbon Footprint Activities
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Rate & Ratios Lesson with Carbon Footprint Activities


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Subject MathScience
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment

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Access Lesson Plan Here: The Carbon Footprint of Food

This lesson shows that different foods have different environmental impacts. Students will calculate ratios and practice proportional thinking. 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students explore an interactive bar graph showing the resources it takes to create our food.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students select different foods that they wish to compare. Students complete a series of mathematical calculations showing their knowledge of arithmetic and ratios.

Step 3 - Inspire: In groups, students discuss what they have learned and answer several questions.

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The Carbon Footprint of Food - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

Lesson Plan
February 12, 2023
940.2 KB


Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers.
Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.
Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.
Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
Understand the concept of a unit rate ?/? associated with a ratio ?:? with ? ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.
Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.


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