This is an awesome foldable for any interactive math journal. Understanding the complexities of ratios, simplifying ratios and comparing ratios is difficult for many students. This foldable will simplify the process and ensure that they are ratio professionals in no time at all.
This foldable breaks the basics of simplifying and equivalent ratios into several simple, focused, and progressive steps. The foldable starts by teaching students that a basic ratio is a ratio that is written in simplest form and can be found by dividing both sides by the same common factor. Next, it introduces the concept of creating equivalent ratios by multiplying and/or dividing both sides by the same amount. Finally, students are shown that the simplest way to compare ratios is to simplify them to the basic ratio. The same basic ratio means they are equivalent ratios. This is the perfect tool for any struggling student!