Thursday, February 28th

We are continuing to work on how to write Rates and then develop Unit Rates from them! Students worked on an independent assignment today in class practicing writing rates and developing the corresponding unit rates from them. Most students completed this assignment in class, but if they did not, then it became homework to be finished this evening.


CW into HW for 2-28-2019

Tuesday, February 26th

Wow! Students are flying through our examples on Rate and Unit Rate! As they have discovered, the rate is usually given to us through a word problem and it’s up to us to calculate the Unit Rate. We worked a variety of problems today as a class. Here are some of the examples we worked through during class:

One thing we must always remember about Unit Rate……..

UNIT RATE always has a denominator of 1 !!!!!


Unit Rate Worksheet p18 HW for 2-26-2019



Monday, February 25th

We are moving right into our unit on Rates & Unit Rates and students are picking up on this skill fairly easily! We studied ratios, how to write them, and how to simplify them last week. This week, we are considering real-world scenarios using ratios in the form of rates & unit rates. Here are the examples we worked together in class today:

One thing we observed from today’s examples:

UNIT RATE always has a denominator of 1 !!!!!


Math Antics p5 HW for 2-25-2019

Thursday, February 22nd & Big Gold Test

Ratios Day 2 was a little more complex than Ratios Day 1. Today, students learned what to do if a direct relationship cannot be made from ratio to ratio. Here are the notes students took down into their math notebooks:

Many times in daily life, we run into situations where a direct relationship cannot be made from one ratio situation to another. In that case, we have to “divide down & multiply up” to arrive at the desired ratio.  We worked a multitude of examples together as a class to ensure everyone understood the procedures for these non-direct relationships! Here are some of the examples we worked together:

The big “take-away” from today’s lesson was this: if you cannot make a direct relationship between the given ratio and where you want to go, then you have to “divide down & multiply up”. Most students seem to get the hang of things as we worked through the examples!


HW Prac Ratio Tables HW for 2-21-2019


Wednesday, February 20th & Big Gold Test

Students began working with Ratio Tables today in class. Ratio Tables are a more effective way to generate equivalent ratios as they allow the student to move between ratios more fluidly.

Here are our notes from today’s class. Students glued these notes into their math notebook:

The biggest take-away from today’s lesson was this: if you can “see” or “recognize” a direct relationship from the given ratio to the ratio you want to find, then make that direct relationship (“showing the relationship”) and then applying that same relationship to the other part of the ratio.

No homework tonight! Just want to let this sit in the brain and let it sink in!

We have a gold test on Inequalities coming up this Friday, Feb 22nd! We have been reviewing these skills during PowerUps so everyone should be refreshed on these skills:

  • determining a good solution to an inequality
  • writing an inequality
  • graphing an inequality with open or closed circles

Enjoy your evening!


Tuesday, February 19th & Gold Test this Friday

We are continuing with our Ratios unit and today we learned how to create an equivalent ratio! There are 2 main methods to create equivalent ratios: mutliplying up or dividing down. Students realized you must pay close attention to where you are beginning from and to always show the relationship between the ratios!

Here are the notes and examples we worked together in class today:

Students need to always remember to keep the relationship the same on the top of the ratio as well as on the bottom of the ratio!


Creating Equivalent Ratios HW for 2-19-2019

Students will take a short gold assessment on Inequalities this Friday. We are covering our entire Inequalities unit in PowerUps this week to refresh everyone’s memory on these skills. No study guide will be given.




Wednesday, February 13th

Our second day of writing ratios was a success! Students worked very diligently as an entire class as we worked through the following problems one at a time! We talked about the ways we write ratios, what the ratio is trying to represent, and also about paying very close attention to how the ratio needs to be represented in the answer!

Here are the problems we worked together as a class:

Classwork examples for Writing Ratios 2-13-2019

Of special noteStudents please remember to use labels on your ratios and to reduce them to the lowest term!


Skills Prac Ratios HW for 2-13-2019