This stimulating and comprehensive lesson enables students to fully understand the key terms ‘ratio’ and ‘proportion,’ and to use these mathematical concepts in order to solve number problems involving relative quantities and unequal sharing.
The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:
Defining, exemplifying, and understanding the basic rules of ratio and proportion through clear and simple explanations;
Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated application and challenge activities;
Applying their understanding to real-life problems, for example involving recipes;
Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks.
Whole lesson PowerPoint - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive;
Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF;
Teacher answer sheets;
A detailed teacher lesson plan.
There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with Grade 5 classes, however colleagues have used them for between Grades 3 and 8 with some minor adaptations.
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