Allow students who have a clear understanding of the content thus far in the unit to work on Gallery problems of their choosing. You can then use this time to provide additional help to students who need review of the unit's concepts or to assist students who may have fallen behind on work.
Work on Your Project
Students will work on their project with their group and evaluate their progress using the rubric.
Sometimes ratios that are equivalent don’t look equivalent at first. Students will use their ratio detective skills to identify equivalent ratios, and then they will choose a model to represent a set of equivalent ratios.
Tough times on the farm mean three farmers are sharing a seed purchase. Students will make sure each farmer gets the right amount of seed.
Everyone is excited about the upcoming school dance, and two students discuss the ratio of boys to girls. Students will evaluate their statements and decide if their statements are true.
The Adults at School
Who are the adults who work at school? Students will represent and investigate ratios of teachers to non-teaching staff, including adults at their own school.
Reporters are sometimes wrong. Students will check the math in two reports about soccer matches at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
The aspect ratio of movie screens and TV screens has a direct impact on viewers’ experience. Students will explore aspect ratios in this activity.
Oops! A newspaper made an error in a report about the local election results. Students will find and fix the error.
Birthday at the Movies
Mia’s family is treating her whole class to a movie for her birthday! Students will calculate how much the tickets will cost.
It’s graduation night! Students will calculate how many tables a restaurant needs for a party of 26 people.
Students will investigate the percent of students in a class who have birthdays in each month.