Ch 6: Proportions & Ratios in Algebra Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

This online teacher resource chapter offers you convenient lesson planning materials for a proportions and ratios unit. Inside, you'll find simple lesson plan outlines, related lessons, engaging class activities and fun math games.

Proportions & Ratios in Algebra Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Check out this teacher resource chapter to plan and supplement lessons about proportions and ratios in algebra. The chapter includes comprehensive lesson plan outlines that cover the basics of ratios, proportions and direct variation. To enhance the quality of your instruction, try including the chapter's supplemental lessons into your curriculum. We've also included fun class activities and games to help your students reinforce their understanding of direct variation and related concepts.

How It Helps

  • Lesson planning: Allows you to plan informative, simple and interesting lessons on proportions and ratios at any time that fits your schedule.
  • Student engagement: Incorporates entertaining games and activities to help your students have fun while learning about ratios and proportions
  • Additional resources: Includes related topical lessons that you can use to prompt class discussion about important algebra concepts.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons about proportions and ratios easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific proportion and ratio topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your algebra class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related proportion and ratio lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important proportion and ratio concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant proportion and ratio activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: Proportions & Ratios in Algebra Lesson Plans
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Proportion Lesson Plan

1. Proportion Lesson Plan

Want to have some fun teaching your students about proportion? In this lesson plan, you'll find a video lesson that provides a solid background and walks students through some introductory problems and an activity that uses classroom characteristics to provide practice in calculating proportion.

Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

2. Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

When we want to compare one ratio, or fraction, to another equivalent ratio, it's a proportion. Learn all about proportions and practice solving proportion problems in this lesson.

Ratio Lesson Plan

3. Ratio Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students all about ratios. Students start off learning what a ratio is, then how to write and use them. Finish up with a fun activity.

What is Ratio in Math? - Definition & Overview

4. What is Ratio in Math? - Definition & Overview

In this lesson, learn the different ways that mathematicians write ratios. Also learn how ratios are used when cooking. You will also discover how to effectively use ratios to help you get things done.

Direct Variation Lesson Plan

5. Direct Variation Lesson Plan

After reviewing linear equations, introduce students to direct variation. Multiple examples will be solved as students work toward a culminating activity in which they come up with unique examples to solve with partners.

Direct Variation: Definition, Formula & Examples

6. Direct Variation: Definition, Formula & Examples

What is the relationship between the distance a car travels when cruise control is activated and the amount of money you have in the bank when you save regularly? Both are examples of direct variation. Learn more about direct variation in this lesson.

Direct Variation Activities & Games

7. Direct Variation Activities & Games

Is it time for your secondary math and science students to study direct variation? These hands-on activities and engaging games will help your curriculum come alive.

Ratios & Rates Lesson Plan

8. Ratios & Rates Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn basic information on ratios and rates. They will use active exploration and creative composition to solidify their own understanding of these concepts.

Ratios & Proportions Calculations Lesson Plan

9. Ratios & Proportions Calculations Lesson Plan

As students learn about ratios and proportions, consider using this lesson. Students will use assorted candy to write ratios and proportions and then apply this knowledge to calculating ingredients for a recipe.

Ratio and Proportion Activities for Middle School

10. Ratio and Proportion Activities for Middle School

Ratios and proportions can be a difficult subject to grasp. The following activities can be used in middle-school classrooms to help students understand ratios and proportions in a more concrete way.

Ratio and Proportion Activities for High School

11. Ratio and Proportion Activities for High School

Ratios can be very important in the real world. The activities in this asset offer multiple collaborative activities to give students hands-on, interactive and engaging practice with the use of ratios and proportions.

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