First Rate

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Explore distance and time factors to build an understanding of rates. A comprehensive set of problems target learners of all grade levels. The initial problem provides distance and time values and asks for the winner of a race. Another problem asks for the time it will take two people working together to complete a task. The final problem involves related rates.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign below- and above-level problems to differentiate when necessary
  • Incorporate problems as lesson openers
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an understanding of proportional relationships
Pros

  • Provides contextual background for each problem
  • Problems activate higher order thinking processes
Cons

  • None