Access Point #: MAFS.6.RP.1.AP.3aArchived Access Point

Use ratios and reasoning to solve real-world mathematical problems (e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations).

Essential Understandings


  • Given a scenario students can use manipulatives to represent the ratio relationship. (e.g., Each person wants 2 eggs and there are 4 people, how many eggs do you need for the whole group?)
  • Use manipulatives to represent data on a line graph (i.e., show the amount of dollars someone has earned over the course of a week).
  • Use data presented in tables or graphs and manipulatives to answer questions about ratios.
  • Given a scenario students can create a ratio relationship. (e.g., Each person wants 2 eggs and there are 4 people, how many eggs do you need for the whole group? Answer: 8 eggs: 4 people).
  • Use a line graph to demonstrate real-life data (i.e., average temperatures across months of the year).
General Information
Number: MAFS.6.RP.1.AP.3a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14
Cluster: Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems. (Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Related Standards

This access point is an alternate version of the following benchmark(s).

Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6
1205500: Explorations in Mathematics 1
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics
7912110: Fundamental Explorations in Mathematics 1

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Element Cards

6th Grade Math Element Cards:

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Professional Development

Ratio and Proportions Content Module:

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