© 2019 by TailorED Instruction Inc. # Increase Motivation

#### Ratio Pictures

This activity includes an explanatory review of the topic and prompts the students to write ratios based on a picture set. (Click on "Introduction to Ratios: Pictures")

# Pictures and Visuals

#### Mini Marshmallow Ratios

In this activity, students work in pairs to use mini marshmallows to help them write ratios based on the colors of marshmallows they have.

# Manipulatives

This activity is made up of 20 ratio task cards. Students draw a card and attempt to answer. I

# Math Games

#### Ratio Martian

This activity is a computer game, in which students pretend to be a Martian who enjoys eating examples of ratios.

# Math Games

#### Ratio Scavenger Hunt

This activity leads students on a scavenger hunt for ratios. The students are prompted to search for different quantities and write a ratio, three ways, using their findings.

# Quest

#### Concept of Ratios

This activity has real-world examples of ratios. Students read through each example and write a ratio that matches what is described. (Scroll down and click on "Practice Worksheet")

# Real World Examples

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Tips

Remind students that ratios can be written as a fraction, but unlike regular fractions, which only compare a part relative to its whole, a ratio can compare a part to its whole or a part to another part.

Students sometimes assume that the denominator in a ratio is the quantity of the whole, when it may be another part.

Have students work together to correct each other’s work 