Rating  Views  Title  Posted Date  Contributor  Common Core Standards  Grade Levels  Resource Type  

Ratios & Proportions Unit

1/27/2018 
Sarah Gummow

6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3a 6.RP.A.3b 7.RP.A.1 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2a 7.RP.A.2b 7.RP.A.2c 7.RP.A.2d MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  6 7  Lesson  
Shipping Routes  Dan Meyer Three Act TaskThe questions are simple: As two ships leave port at the same time but at different speeds, we wonder if they will ever meet again? And if so, how long will that take? The lesson hooks students immediately with the initial video clip of two simulated ships leaving port and separating from one another as they travel at slower rates. 
6/23/2015 
Trey Cox

6.NS.B.4 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7  6  Activity  
Coin Counting  Dan Meyer Three ActTaskSystems of equations can be a difficult concept for students to understand. This activity is a useful tool for introducing the concept in a concrete way that will help them make sense of the ideas and procedures for solving a system of linear equations. 
6/23/2015 
Trey Cox

8.EE.C.8 8.EE.C.8a 8.EE.C.8b 8.EE.C.8c HSAREI.C.6 HSAREI.D.11 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5  8 HS  Activity  
Shooting Hoops!  Dan Meyer Three Act TaskIn this lesson, students learn to graph quadratic equations, translate between the vertex, standard, and factored forms, and recognize the impact of changing the parameters of a quadratic equation. 
12/18/2014 
Trey Cox

HSFIF.C.7a HSFIF.C.8a HSASSE.B.3a HSASSE.B.3b HSFIF.B.4 HSFIF.B.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7  HS  Activity  
Nana's Lemonade  Dan Meyer Three Act TaskIn a brief video, students are confronted with the situation of a person squeezing a lemon slice into a small cup of water. Then a "big gulp" cup is placed next to the smaller, lemon filled cup. By asking the question, "How many lemon wedges do you need to add for the same lemony taste?" students will begin to experiment and mathematically determine the answer. 
12/10/2014 
Trey Cox

6.NS.A.1 6.RP.A.1 6.RP.A.2 6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3b 6.RP.A.3d MP.1 MP.2 MP.4  6  Activity  
25 billion apps  Dan Meyer Three Act TaskThe question is simple: When should you start bombarding the App Store with purchases if you want to win a $10,000 App Store Gift card? The lesson hooks students immediately with the initial video clip of a “live” counter of current downloads showing the number approaching 25,000,000,000. The mathematics deals with modeling a linear relationship between two quantities 
9/7/2014 
Trey Cox

8.F.B.4 8.F.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4  8  Video  
Sugar Packets  Dan Meyer Three Act TaskThe question is simple: How many sugar packets are in a soda bottle? The lesson hooks students immediately with the initial video clip of a man sitting in a restaurant downing packets of sugar oneafteranother! The mathematics involved is proportional reasoning. 
9/5/2014 
Trey Cox

6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3a 6.RP.A.3b 6.RP.A.3d 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2a 7.RP.A.2b MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5  6 7  Video 