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# Introduction to Unit Rates - Learn to be a smart shopper!

Lesson 1 of 14

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

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

*60 minutes*

#### Launch

*10 min*

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.

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#### Summary

*5 min*

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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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: Introduction to Unit Rates - Learn to be a smart shopper!
- LESSON 2: Unit Rates with Complex Fractions
- LESSON 3: Unit Rates Fluency - Practice makes Perfect!
- LESSON 4: More Unit Rates Fluency - Practice, Practice!
- LESSON 5: Proportional and Nonproportional Relationships - Can you find the constant?
- LESSON 6: Equations of Proportional Relationships - Who needs a table?
- LESSON 7: Equations of Proportional Relationships - Fluency Practice!
- LESSON 8: Graphs of Proportional Relationships - What are the two important characteristics?
- LESSON 9: Graphing Proportional Relationships - Fluency Practice
- LESSON 10: Problem Solving Connections - Can you apply what you know about proportional reasoning?
- LESSON 11: Proportional Reasoning Review - Remember Hollywood Squares?
- LESSON 12: Proportional Reasoning Test - Time to Put it All Together!
- LESSON 13: Proportional Reasoning Remediation/Enrichment
- LESSON 14: Proportional Reasoning Retest - REWIND and Try Again!