Calculating Ratios & Understanding Limits Using Humor

Calculating Ratios & Understanding Limits Using Humor
Calculating Ratios & Understanding Limits Using Humor
Calculating Ratios & Understanding Limits Using Humor
Calculating Ratios & Understanding Limits Using Humor
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This activity uses a classic Abbot & Costello comedy routine to explain the concept of comparing numbers using ratios. This short video, which is available on YouTube, is about 5 minutes long and features a routine by Abbot and Costello where they compare the age of two people using the difference in their age (40 and 10) to create a ratio ("I am 4 times older than the 10 year old) and then re-calculates the ratio after 5 has been added to create 45:15, which is 3:1 when simplified.

There is an activity sheet with answer key, as well as a full teaching guide with discussion questions, as well as extensions into teaching the concept of limits in a pre-calculus or calculus class.
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45 Minutes

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Calculating Ratios & Understanding Limits Using Humor
Calculating Ratios & Understanding Limits Using Humor
Calculating Ratios & Understanding Limits Using Humor
Calculating Ratios & Understanding Limits Using Humor