Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Ratios and 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 concept lesson. 

Comic 1

Comic 2


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


  • Explain that ratios are a relationship between two numbers.

  • Have students practice figuring out ratios based on sample Comic 2.

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

  • Have students will create a four-panel comic.

    • Panel 1: Define ratio.

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


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


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