Teaching Ratios in 6th Grade Math
Get started with ratios, using this ratios fold it up!
We pretested ratios, rates, and proportions last week, and I found mixed results in the item analysis.
I was a little surprised to find that very few students were able to write a ratio (the pretest question was: "there are 2 hamsters and 1 gerbil - write a ratio of gerbils to hamsters").
The surprise wasn't that they wrote the ratio as hamsters to gerbils instead of gerbils to hamsters. Instead, they either left the question blank, or wrote something that did not resemble a ratio.
So, I was glad that I had prepared a couple of Fold it Ups for them to use this week as we get started with out ratios unit!
Ratios, Rates Fold it Up
I think this ratios Fold it Up is the first one I've used this year that's has the triangles folding in, and a few students commented that they like this version better than others (like the one I made for Wed...bummer), because this type won't rip as easily.
This one is quick and easy to use:
1) Cut out the square that makes up the fold it up.
2) Fold each triangular section into the center, so the terms are showing.
3) Write the notes under the appropriate flaps.
Note: Something to watch for, if you decide to use this ratios Fold it Up: Some students accidentally folded the headings to the inside of the fold it up, so they couldn't see them....Easy enough to refold:-)
Do you have a favorite note-taking method for ratios and rates? I'd love to hear!
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