Reflection: Rigor M&M Activity and Equivalent Ratios - Section 2: M&M Activity

Aside from students neglecting to recalculate the total each time the m&ms were eaten, the activity went pretty smoothly with very few student questions.  However, some students didn't understand what the word problem was asking them to find.  The word problem proved to be a good assessment of students' understanding of part to part ratios versus part to total ratios.  Students needed to read carefully to identify that they were to use the red to green ratio.  Also, students found different strategies for finding the answer; some used a proportion method, a diagram, etc.

Word Problem Assessment
Rigor: Word Problem Assessment

M&M Activity and Equivalent Ratios

Unit 11: Equivalent Ratios
Lesson 3 of 3

Big Idea: Students eat M&Ms and learn about equivalent ratios.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, activity, equivalent ratios, ratios
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