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MemberDecember 30, 2020 at 10:54 am
I wish I started my introduction to proportional relationships with this lesson, this would have been great and really have lead to a much better plan. I also loved the linking cubes idea, I never thought of going that route. I guess I need to bet my mind to figure out how to get my students to use manipulative when solving problems.
The vertical scale comparing the fraction is a great resources. This demonstrates how you can use common factors in order to help compare the two items. This allows for the discussion to lead the ratio comparison can be used to help find the rate relationship – very key.
I like how you brought in the equation and graph as this is something I would have added into the task. I would even include that a table must be created as well. Then have students do a compare and contrast between all these forms of representation.