Students will be able to write and compare rates by using unit rates.

Can you figure out who is faster if each person runs a different distance? Unit rate will help!

10 minutes

As my students enter the room they will immediately pick up and begin working on today's **Opener: **

**Instructional Strategy - Process for openers**. This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s Learning Targets to the students. In today’s lesson, the intended target is: **I write and compare rates using unit rates**. Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas.

A note about agendas: In my school's version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every lesson.

45 minutes

5 minutes

To summarize this lesson, I am going to ask students to have a **Table Discussion** on the following questions:

- What is the purpose of a unit rate?
- How are unit rates useful in making comparisons?

While tables discuss I will walk around and listen in, and then I will have tables share out. This activity will give me a good sense of if students get the big picture of unit rates.

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