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* *Reflection: Checks for Understanding
Introduction to Unit Rates - Learn to be a smart shopper! - Section 3: Summary

The table discussion for this lesson really wrapped things up and helped me gauge the students' level of understanding. All students discussed the importance of unit rates and why they are used to make comparisons, and I had one lucky table share out to the whole group. They shared that "unit rates are important because they provide equality with the units" - which I thought was a great answer for 7th graders! They went on to say that without the unit rate they thought that one person in their group was the best hopper, but once they calculated the unit rate they realized they were wrong! I think the hopping lab really helped them to understand the importance of a unit rate.

*Checks for Understanding: Table Discussion Reflection*

# 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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*I used this lesson with 7th grade special education students and they loved it. They were completely engaged and able to understand the concepts when demonstrated in this way. Thank you so much! | one month ago | Reply*

*I teach 7th and 8th graders math. I found your ideas very helpful in getting them to understand ratio and proportions. My students struggled with that concept. Thank you. | 8 months ago | Reply*

*I teach math to 7th grade special education students. These lessons really look applicable and appropriate for my math students. I do have one question...where are the answer keys located? | one year ago | Reply*

The PDFs that are available are the copies of the smartboard slides. I hope that helps...I believe there is also a site available that will convert SB files into other types - another teacher mentioned that on another one of my lessons. Have a great year!

| 2 years ago | Reply*Responding to Pamela Olmstead*

I'm not sure what you mean about needing to enlarge. When I clicked on the download button, the files were normal sized pdfs ready to go.

| 2 years ago | Reply*Responding to Kim Sudac*

Thanks so much! I will do that as well! Are you just expanding them in size and using the enlarged size so that students may take notes?!! Thanks again Pam And enjoy your year!

| 2 years ago | Reply*Responding to Pamela Olmstead*

Hi Pam,

I don't have a smart board either. I think the pdfs listed under resources are the same as the smart board files. I downloaded those files and I think everything is there. I'm teaching 7th grade math for the first time this year too. Good luck!

Kim

| 2 years ago | Reply

I have been playing around with the adobe download trying to get it to a power point or even a single PDF page that I can use on my doc camera to work with my students to no avail. Do you have any ideas on how it could be downloaded? Thanks!

| 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Heather! I just found out I am teaching 7th grade math this year!! I have spent time in your lessons and can tell that I love them! But, I do not have a smart board. Is there a way to download the notes in a pdf format perhaps? Thanks for all the great ideas! Pam

| 2 years ago | Reply

Heather,

You have fabulous lessons. I used them all year. I have traditionally begun my year with rational number study. I am curious why you began with proportional reasoning. I am considering moving my units around this summer and just thinking about your philosophy behind this.

Thank you for wonderful lessons.

| 2 years ago | Reply

Heather,

I just noticed this feedback option at the bottom of the lesson. I have used several of your lessons. THANK YOU!

| 3 years ago | Reply

I recently started off my introduction to unit rates by having my students measure how many hops they could do in a minute. I love your twist of having the students hop for different lengths of time. I wish I had thought of that a couple days ago!

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- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
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- 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
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