Using Bar Models to Solve Rate Problems

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Pupils visualize distance-rate-time problems by using bar models. The lesson presents examples of four different types of rate problems and shows how they can be solved using bar models and equations. Each example is followed by a similar problem to try. The included warm-up contains three rate problems at different levels of difficulty.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide additional practice problems for the class after they complete the problems
  • Have the class members share their bar models and compare the different approaches
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson plan assumes learners have had experience with bar models
Pros

  • Examples are completely worked out using two different representations
  • The answer keys show the complete work expected of the pupils
Cons

  • None