Subject: Math
Lesson Length: 25  35 mins
Topic: Ratios & Proportional Relationships; Proportional Relationships
Grade Level: 7
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve realworld and mathematical problems. Students will justify and explain if two given quantities are proportional.
Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with proportional quantities prior to this lesson. This lesson could be used as a checkpoint or formative assessment to gauge student understanding of proportional quantities.
Hook: Ask students to turn to a partner and explain how they know if two quantities are proportional. Share several responses to check for understanding.
Activity:

Students will choose one of the sample comic panels to respond to.

If they are proportional, students will explain and justify how they know.

If they are not proportional, students will explain and justify how they know and provide a number that would make the relationship proportional.


Students will use a caption at the top of their comic to denote which sample comic they are referring to (1 or 2).

Students will create a two to four panel comic explaining whether or not the two quantities in the sample they chose are proportional.
Closure: As a class, students will decide which sample comic panel is proportional and which is not.
Differentiation:
 Allow students to use speechtotext.
 Provide sentence frames and/or key words for the student comic.
 Allow students to work with a partner.
Resources:
 Comic to print or display: Comic.

Students may need scrap paper to determine if the quantities are proportional before creating their comic.
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