Lesson plan

# 6. Use rates to compare growth: Who grew faster? (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/RP/A/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4

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Lesson objective: Apply knowledge of unit rate to determine which sibling grew faster.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of unit rate to a real-world situation. Students are asked to determine which sibling grew faster given data about height measurements and the year those measurements were taken.

Key Concept students will use:

• Every ratio can be associated with a unit rate; the ratio a:b is associated with the unit rate a:b/1.

Skills students will use:

• calculating a unit rate given a ratio
• comparing unit rates

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 4 (Model with mathematics) as they identify the important quantities on the height chart and map their relationships so they can draw conclusions about which child grew fastest.

Key vocabulary:

• ratio
• ratio table
• unit rate