MA.7.AR.4.1

Determine whether two quantities have a proportional relationship by examining a table, graph or written description.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction focuses on the connection to ratios and on the constant of proportionality, which is the ratio between two quantities in a proportional relationship.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 7
Strand: Algebraic Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205040: M/J Grade 7 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205050: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 7 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812020: Access M/J Grade 7 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.7.AR.4.AP.1: Given a table or a graph, determine whether two quantities have a proportional relationship.

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Formative Assessments

Teacher to Student Ratios:

Students are asked to graph four ordered pairs given in context and decide if the variables they represent are proportionally related.

Type: Formative Assessment

Graphs of Proportional Relationships:

Students are asked to identify the graph of a proportional relationship.

Type: Formative Assessment

Deciding If Proportional:

Students decide if two variables are proportionally related based on data given in a table.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Cricket Songs:

Using a guided-inquiry model, students in a math or science class will use an experiment testing the effect of temperature on cricket chirping frequency to teach the concepts of representative vs random sampling, identifying directly proportional relationships, and highlight the differences between scientific theory and scientific law.

Type: Lesson Plan

Are Corresponding Leaf Veins Proportional to Leaf Height?:

Students will measure the length of different sized leaves and corresponding veins to determine proportionality.  Students will graph their results on a coordinate grid and write about their results. 

Type: Lesson Plan

Tutorial

Interpreting Graphs of Proportional Relationships:

This video shows how to recognize and understand graphs of proportional relationships to find the constant of proportionality.

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Deciding If Proportional:

Students decide if two variables are proportionally related based on data given in a table.

Graphs of Proportional Relationships:

Students are asked to identify the graph of a proportional relationship.

Teacher to Student Ratios:

Students are asked to graph four ordered pairs given in context and decide if the variables they represent are proportionally related.

Student Resources

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Tutorial

Interpreting Graphs of Proportional Relationships:

This video shows how to recognize and understand graphs of proportional relationships to find the constant of proportionality.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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