Subject: Math

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.

Comic 1

Comic 2

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.


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


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