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Build Me a Beach House | This is a multi-day activity that reinforces science, math, and technology skills by taking the students through the design process. Students will be tasked with designing and building a structure that could withstand high winds and water as would be found close to the seashore. |
Rate Your Local Produce Market | The students will rank the local produce markets by using qualitative and quantitative data. The students will have to calculate unit rates and compare and order them. |
Recognizing Proportional Relationships to Develop Sense of Scale | This 90-minute lesson (15-minute pre-lesson, 60-minute lesson and 15-minute follow up lesson or homework) asks students to analyze proportional relationships to solve real world and mathematical problems. The examples use recipes, paint, and buildings. Students begin by working individually, then in pairs or threes, and then as a whole class. Student will need calculators, large sheets of paper to make a poster and the lesson materials. |
Catapult a Rate | This lesson uses student created data to find the unit rate of distance per time. Students catapult three different coins, measure time and distance to find the rate of flight for each coin. |
"Analyzing Wordless Stories" An Introduction to Solving Unit Rates | In this lesson, students will apply their understanding of ratios and prior knowledge of division to determine the unit rate for a given ratio. After some initial instruction on unit rates, students will determine unit rates from diagrams with teacher guidance, and they will determine unit rates from narrative descriptions independently. |
The Best Domestic Car | In this MEA students will use problem-solving strategies to determine which car to recommend to Americans living in India. |
Savvy Shopper | This a culminating activity for unit rates that has students apply knowledge to purchasing groceries. Specifically how knowledge of unit rates can help save money over time. |
What Does a Ratio Look Like? | The class will use a PowerPoint presentation to take a stroll down the beach for some ice cream. The students must investigate how to write the number of ice cream cones in relation to the cost of ice cream. |
Best Day Care Center in the Neighborhood | This MEA requires students to formulate a comparison-based solution to a problem involving choosing the best day care center in the neighborhood for the residents of Dream Living Housing Community. Students are provided the context of the problem, a request letter from a client asking them to provide a recommendation, and data relevant to the situation. Students utilize the data to create a defensible model solution to present to the client. |
Orange Juice Conversion | In this MEA, the students will be able to convert measurements within systems and between systems. They will be able to use problem solving skills to create a process for ranking orange juices for a Bed and Breakfast. |
Is It Fair? | In this lesson students will use their understanding of ratios and unit rate to solve problems where they must decide whether various situations are fair. |
Pancakes over a Campfire! | In this activity, students will learn how to set up ratios and calculate unit rates using a recipe. |