Horses, Pigs, and Cows: Developing Proportional Reasoning and Algebraic Skill

6th - 9th, Homeschool
Subjects
Standards
Resource Type
Formats Included
• PDF
Pages
17 pages

Description

Use this creative practice to foster skills with whole numbers, decimals, and integers and to develop rich number sense. Students will find countless patterns in this activity which will help them to master and solve the puzzles as they use critical thinking, proportional reasoning and develop algebraic skills. Comprehensive and detailed instructions and three activity masters are included along with answer keys and a blank template to create even more worksheets.
Total Pages
17 pages
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days
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Standards

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Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract rational numbers.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.
Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation “Subtract 𝘺 from 5” as 5 - 𝘺.
Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. For example: If a woman making \$25 an hour gets a 10% raise, she will make an additional 1/10 of her salary an hour, or \$2.50, for a new salary of \$27.50. If you want to place a towel bar 9 3/4 inches long in the center of a door that is 27 1/2 inches wide, you will need to place the bar about 9 inches from each edge; this estimate can be used as a check on the exact computation.