Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins
Topic: Ratios & Proportional Relationships; Defining Ratios
Grade Level: 6
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.
Hook: Look at sample Comic 1. Discuss the ratios based on the comic.
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.