Unit Rate as the Constant of Proportionality

What do unit rates and constants of proportionality have in common? The lesson plan answers this question and introduces the constant of proportionality to the class. Individuals find that the unit rate and the constant of proportionality are the same as they work through a couple exercises. The instructional activity is the seventh segment in a series of 22.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use proportions to show how the constant of proportionality works into the equation
  • Have the class write how to calculate the constant of proportionality in a situation
Classroom Considerations

  • Students should be familiar with finding unit rates
Pros

  • Contains hints to scaffold the instruction
  • Includes a review of related vocabulary
Cons

  • None
Common Core