Lesson Plan

Ratio Introduction

This lesson will introduce students to the concept of ratios.

Students will be able to compare and create ratios.

Grades 6
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1 Hook

Activity: Creating

1. In groups, students will draw 5 pizzas. They will divide one in half, one in fourths, one in sixths, and one in eighths. The remaining pizza will not be divided.

2. Have students cut out their pizzas and slices.

3. Students will find equivalent pieces of pizza. Example: 2 slices of the pizza in eighths will equal one slice from the fourth.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

1. Explain that the activity with pizzas was comparing the ratios of pizzas.

2. Define and explain ratios.

3. Demonstrate ratios to students.

3 Guided Practices

1. Introduce students to Math Snacks.

2. Students will play the game Math Snacks to work on comparing and creating ratios.

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Conversing

1. In groups, have students discuss what they learned about ratios.

2. As a whole class, groups will talk about what they discussed.

3. Allow students to play Math Snacks for further practice.