Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportions

Introduce young scholars to rational numbers and proportions with a unit that takes the cake! Three delicious bakery-themed activities guide the class in a variety of ways to model fractions and determine equivalence of parts of a whole. Planning and delivery is easy, courtesy of a host of well-written support materials.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Present one activity per day for three days to allow learners to focus on the tasks in order
  • Plan time after all of the activities are complete for groups to compare their solutions 
Classroom Considerations

  • Have graph paper and construction paper accessible for groups that wish to take a more hands-on approach to solving the scenarios
Pros

  • Each activity builds upon the next to create a fun, themed lesson
  • The teacher's guide is packed with assessment options, extensions, and printable materials
Cons

  • None
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