Baseball Ratios and Proportions Activity
Your students can work in pairs to compare a regular sized bat and a miniature bat:following these steps:
1. Measure the length of the souvenir bat in centimeters.
2. Measure the height of the student holding the regular bat.
3. Determine how tall a person should be in order to be proportional to the souvenir bat.
4. Using posterboard, draw a person the correct height.
Have students present their work and write in words how they found the person's height.
What math ideas can you share that connect math with the real world?