Rate and Unit Rate: Mathematical Tasks Constant Speed, Comparison Shopping
One of my favorite activities to use in my class are Mathematical Tasks. I use these Mathematical Tasks for partnering activities, group work, stations, independent practice, assessment prep, or in my centers. Included in this set are 10 Task Cards (there are 4 tasks on each card), partner and group recording sheets, black and white copies, and an answer key. I created this Mathematical Task for my 6th grade class, but it could also be used in a 7th or 8th grade class too.
This set of Mathematical Tasks asks students to complete the following types of tasks:
Write comparisons as ratios, rates, and unit rates
Solve constant rate problems
Determine the better buy
Determine if rates are equivalent
Calculate the rate of speed
Create a ratio table for a unit rate problem
Graph a ratio table on a coordinate plane
Convert units of measurement
I recommend printing these task cards in color and laminating for years of use. Students are more motivated when they see the color tasks.
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