This product contains 5 word problem that use a ratio table as the strategy to solve. The ratio tables (a mixture of 2 and 3-column tables) are started for the student in each problem. Students must use knowledge of proportional reasoning and patterns to find the missing piece of information. Students are able to find multiple patterns in each table, so there is never just one way to arrive at the answer. Instruction using this strategy always lends itself to a fantastic discussion! PDF File.