Comparing and Graphing Ratios

Finding a unit rate is imperative to the smart shopper! A video lesson introduces learners to a comparison of ratios. Initially, the instructor manipulates the ratios to have a common denominator for better comparison. He then explains the concept of a unit rate using an example to help make the concept clear.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Follow with contextual ratio independent practice
  • Bring props, such as M&M's and peanuts, to visually represent the ratios
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a strong background with fractions
Pros

  • Emphasizes both the conceptual and numeric comparisons
  • Fast forwards through slower parts to speed up the lesson while still showing the process
Cons

  • None