Mathematics Grade 6 [2011]
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Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
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Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. For example, “The ratio of wings to beaks in the bird house at the zoo was 2:1, because for every 2 wings there was 1 beak.” “For every vote candidate A received, candidate C received nearly three votes.”

• Learning About Ratios: A Sandwich Study
Students make peanut butter sandwiches using different ratios of ingredients in this activity.
• Mixtures
This activity will help students understand percentages and mixture problems by working with two piles of colored chips.
• Proportional Reasoning
In this lesson students explore proportions by examining proportional relationships, absolute and relative comparisons, and looking at graphs to learn about these relationships.
• Ratios and Proportions
This is an interactive slideshow that explains ratios and proportions and provides examples and sample problems that the student can work through.
• USOE Curriculum Guide (6RP1)
This curriculum guide was developed by USOE and Utah educators.
• What's My Ratio?
In this lesson students investigate proportionality by using linear measurement. They also find the ratio between similar figures.

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