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#### The Story of Pencils

Did you know that a standard pencil can produce a line that is 35 miles long? This and other pencil trivia make up the information that is used in solving proportion problems on this five-problem worksheet.

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#### Sore Throats, Variation 1

Why does Nia's water taste saltier than Trey's if she put more into her cup than he did? Math masters set up proportions in order to compare the mixtures. This task effectively has learners apply the concepts of ratio and proportion to a...

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#### How Fast is Usain Bolt?

Revisit the 2012 Summer Olympics by having seventh graders calculate the unit rate sprinting speed of the 100-meter gold medal winner.

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#### 7.RP Music Companies, Variation 2

Real-world multiple-step proportion problems are sometimes hard to find for your math class. Here is one designed specifically to meet that need. Learners use proportional relationships to determine price per share in the acquisition of...

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#### 7.RP Music Companies, Variation 1

We've got the beat! And your musically-minded mathematicians will tap their toes as they determine which music company would be getting a better deal based on their offers to buy out TunesTown. The topic is extended in an additional task...

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#### Glowing Rectangles?

Middle school math masters use ratios to determine the missing dimensions of various HD television screens. They also compare different dimensions of screens and determine whether or not they fit the same ratio. They perform similar...

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#### Hair & Nails: How Fast Do They Grow?

Find here a complete activity dealing with the equations and graphs of proportional relationships, as well as what each individual point on such a graph represents. It may appeal to girls in particular, as the data details the growth...

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#### Shrinky Dinks

Who doesn't love Shrinky Dinks projects? Use them in your math class to teach how to derive a constant of proportionality. Learners take measurements on pre-shrunk plastic forms, and after heating, measure again. They use before and...

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#### Photo Sizes Task

Photograph prints are often ordered as 4" x 6", 5" x 7", or 8" x 10", but did you know that these sizes are not proportional? Math wizards compare the ratios using different methods, such as graphing, in order to discover this fact. A...

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#### Candy Colors

Prepare bags of colored candies according to the manufacturers' claimed proportions. Let your statisticians take samples and combine results and compare them to the theoretical probabilities for choosing each color. Data tables,...

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#### How Big Is That Star?

Aspiring astronomers study stars. They compare stars and explain the relationship between radius, mass, and diameter. By creating a star simulation, they discover how a binary star system's orbit can cause changes in the observed...

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#### Lesson: New Museum Design Activity

After viewing images of vernacular and alternative architecture, budding designers collect materials to construct their own spacial design. They use gathered materials to construct a 3D model of the class space in a new way, yet...

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#### Find a Number When a Percent is Known - Reteach 18.3

Two different ways to find a number when the percent is given are described on the top half of this handout. Eight practice problems follow. Concise, yet complete, this would make an appropriate addition to your choices of homework...

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#### Ratio and Proportion

Here you will find an excellent presentation for introducing or reviewing ratio and proportion. Pupils are introduced to some terms associated with ratios and proportions. Next, they are given examples to work with in order to gain solid...

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#### The Smart Son

Grab your youngsters' attention by reading the poem, "Smart" by Shel Silverstein. The son in the poem was not smart in how he handled his money. Mathematics whizzes help him out by using ratio problems to re-calculate his money exchange....

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#### Understanding Proportions and Scale Drawings

Proportions are ratios found using multiplication or division. Middle schoolers solve measurement problems, find a figure's missing dimension, and find the distance between two points. Resource features four lesson plans with detailed...

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#### Bead-dazzling

Fourth graders design a necklace using beads. In this algebraic math lesson, 4th graders are given small packs of beads to use in creating a pattern for a necklace, then determine how many packs of beads they would need to complete the...

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#### Lunch Food? Mmmm! Mmmm! Good!

Examine how nutrition plays an important role in our lives by conducting online research and developing lunch menus that satisfy nutritional requirements set up by the United States Department of Agriculture. Students download recipes,...

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#### Tantalizing Tessellations!

Examine repeating and intricate patterns with a study of M.C. Escher and a related art activity. Pupils view and discuss the artwork before creating their own tessellating patterns. Step-by-step instructions for creating a template are...

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#### The Ideal Trophy

Invite your pupils to represent a club, team or other group with a trophy of their own creation. Learners examine the Taylor Cup by Laurent Amiot and then prepare trophy designs. When the sketches are complete, pupils sculpt the final...

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#### From Africa to Canada

Represent the African diaspora with figurines. Using a discussion on the contributions of people of African descent as inspiration, class members prepare sketches of a figure and put together a small sculpture from those sketches.

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#### The Fruits of Fairness

Unfortunately the world isn't fair, but exactly how unfair is it? In this cross-curricular lesson, young mathematicians explore the uneven distribution of wealth in the United States, using their knowledge of percents and proportions to...

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#### Short Quiz 6.RP.1

Conclude an introductory lesson on ratios with a short four-question quiz. Starting with two word problems asking young mathematicians to determine the ratios described in real-world contexts, learners must then fill in the missing...

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#### Adopt a Schoolyard Tree

Help young scientists connect with nature and learn about trees with a fun life science lesson. Heading out into the school yard, children choose a tree to adopt, taking measurements, writing descriptions, and drawing sketches of it in...