"Math is not done with paper, pencil, or a calculator; math is done with the brain."

Preview:

This task lets students make connections between tape diagrams and situations in order to better understand ratios.

Grade:

Grade 6

Task Type:

Connecting Representations

Source:

Big Idea:

Grade 6: Linear relations can be identified and represented using expressions with variables and line graphs and can be used to form generalizations.

Content:

introduction to ratios
comparing numbers, comparing quantities, equivalent ratios
part-to-part ratios and part-to-whole ratios

Curricular Competency:

Reasoning and analyzing: Use reasoning to explore and make connections

Reasoning and analyzing: Develop mental math strategies and abilities to make sense of quantities

Reasoning and analyzing: Model mathematics in contextualized experiences

Understanding and solving: Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving

Understanding and solving: Visualize to explore mathematical concepts

Communicating and representing: Communicate mathematical thinking in many ways

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