Click here for lots of lessons on proportional reasoning. If you find one you really like, let me know so that I can link to it specifically.
Figure This! NCTM
Solve the problem in your math journal, and be ready to discuss tomorrow. Can you find any of the other challenges that fit into the lessons in this unit?
Do this activity first. Follow the directions on the page, and record your work in your math journal. Be sure to click on the Mixing Orange Juice applet at the top to help you with the first 6.
This is a great site for creating all types of graphs.
Use this calculator to check your percents. Great visuals to show you what they look like too.
This site gives good explanations of how we can use our knowledge about similar polygons to understand proportion. Click the link at the bottom to take the quiz. Record the questions and answers in your journal.
Mrs. Glossar's Math Goodies
This site has examples, explanations, and problems for you to practice.
This site has lots of problems to work starting from basic converting fractions, percents, and decimals to working with the percent equation and beyond. Don't worry if there are some you haven't seen. You'll get to them in a few years.
Do this activity third. Practice your ratio strategies. Challenge your partner to a ratio game. Take turns taking the 60 second challenge. In your journal, tell me how it went. If you have time left, explore the Math A sites. There are good things on there!
Solve each proportion problem. Each one gives you step by step directions if you get mixed up. Record your work in your math journal.
Use this site to check your work on using the percent equation. Make sure that know how to set up the equation and plug in each part first!
Good explanations of how to tell if two figures are similar.
Mrs. Glossars Math Goodies
This site gives very detailed explanations and examples of finding percents of a number (getting you ready for 8-3), and also lets you complete some practice problems.
This site has a lot of cool challenges. The ones that go with this unit are #s 24, 25, and 61.
This pay site will let you explore with their Quizmos for five minutes free. After the tims is up, you can always close and get another 5 minutes if you're really into it.
Another good site for creating a pie chart.
Mrs. Glossar's Math Goodies
Use this site to review and practice these skills. Answer the questions at the bottom, and write the questions and answers in your math journal.
This site lets you instantly convert fractions to percents to show values on a circle graph. Great for checking your computation.
This site has lessons on a variety of percent concepts such as finding, using, and reasoning with them as well as some real life applications.
This site has links to various proportion sites that will give you more information and practice with the skills in unit 4.
This site lets you create circle graphs and see the percent and other values.
This site has explanations, examples, and a work out to help you understand and solve proportion problems. Click the tabs at the top to move through all parts.
This has lots of good lessons relating to all aspects of ratios. Great practice!
Do this activity second. Play the game. Pretend that you had to explain ratio to an alien who had no experience with it but understood fractions. In your math journal, write how you would explain ratio to this creature.
Lots of good practice and examples.
Click the link, and enter code your first name and LAST INITIAL. You don't have to type in your full name here. Watch both video clips starting with the introduction first. You may want to take notes.