- This resource combines several OER resources in a way to help build deeper understanding. Students start with exploring what they already know about ratios and proportions. Next they review (or learn for the first time, depending on background) with Khan Academy some videos on the topics. They are able to do some hands on exploring with sorting ratio cards by digging into relationships. Students can then work on a three act math problem, and dig into the entire process of writing and solving a proportion problem. They end by evaluating "student work" on the topic, explaining the steps and what went wrong in the problems.
Many math classes have students with varying backgrounds and levels of understanding. These activities have multiple entry points, giving more opportunities for learning. This is designed to give students the opportunities to dig in deeply to build conceptual understanding as well as procedural fluency.
- Middle School, Adult Education
- Material Type:
- Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment
- Rebecca Strom
- Date Added:
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
- Media Format:
- Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML
Achieve OERAverage Score (3 Points Possible)
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|Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter||3 (2 users)|
|Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching||2 (2 users)|
|Quality of Assessments||2 (2 users)|
|Quality of Technological Interactivity||3 (2 users)|
|Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises||2 (2 users)|
|Opportunities for Deeper Learning||3 (2 users)|
The paint problem is very good because it is real life. Always being real life into math!
on Jun 05, 03:04pm Evaluation
Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Superior (3)
Information provided will help students connect to Ratios and Proportions.
I particularly liked the clear explanation at the beginning so you know what this resource includes.
Love the organization! Big fan of KhanAcademy and their practice options. I would add some extra guidance on the Direct Instruction part of this lesson. You reference two videos and immediately move into formative assessment. Perhaps add a check for understanding activity before administering the assessment.