# What’s the Ratio?

Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Ratios & Proportional Relationships; Defining Ratios

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will define the meaning of a ratio and provide several examples using real-life scenarios.

Know Before You Start: This is an introductory/beginning concept lesson. Students need little to no prior knowledge of ratios.

Comic 1

Comic 2

Hook: Look at sample Comic 1. Discuss the ratios based on the comic.

Activity:

• Explain that ratios are a relationship between two numbers.

• Students should take time to practice figuring out ratios based on sample Comic 2.

• Discuss the strategies used to solve the ratios e.g., table, diagram, etc.

• Students will create a four-panel comic.

• Panel 1: Should provide a definition of ratio.

• Panels 2-4: Should feature a different ratio scenario and explanation, using at least two characters.

Closure: Explain what a ratio is using one of your own examples.

Differentiation:

• Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
• Print the sample comics to use as a reference.

Resources:

• Comics to print or display: Comic 1, Comic 2.
• Scrap paper to draw pictures and/or tables to help solve the ratios.