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# Unit Plan: Rate/Ratio/Percentage

##### Big Ideas

Number represents, describes, and compares the quantities of ratios, rates, and percents.

Concepts:

• Ratios
• Rates
• Percents
##### Essential Questions

Students will keep considering…

• What is the best way to represent a quantity?
• What is the role of reasoning when making decisions?
##### Evaluative Criteria

Teacher Evaluative Criteria:
N/A

N/A

##### Resources

BOOKS

• Mathlinks8 Textbook or other Math 8 Resource
• Beyond Monet by Barry Bennett
##### Reflection

How will teachers and their students reflect on and evaluate the completed project?

Teacher:
Next time I teach this unit I would…

Allow students to select the short stories that link to Identity.

Student:
My students needed:

Process:
Product:
Content:

Potential Student Misunderstanding:

Notes throughout lessons.

# Stage 1 – Desired Results

##### Big Ideas

Number represents, describes, and compares the quantities of ratios, rates, and percents.

Concepts:

• Ratios
• Rates
• Percents
##### Transfer Goals

Students will be able to independently use their learning to…

• Know how to use rate or ratio to compare quantities.
##### Meaning

Students will understand that…

• Comparison of quantities is key to understanding rate, ratio and percent.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

Students will keep considering…

• What is the best way to represent a quantity?
• What is the role of reasoning when making decisions?

##### Acquisition

Students will be skilled at…

• Reasoning and analyzing

> Use reasoning and logic to explore, analyze, and apply mathematical ideas
> Model mathematics in contextualized experiences

• Understanding and solving

> Apply multiple strategies to solve problems in both abstract and contextualized situations
> Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving
> Visualize to explore mathematical concepts
> Communicating and representing
> Communicate mathematical thinking in many ways
> Represent mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial, and symbolic forms

• Connecting and reflecting

> Connect mathematical concepts to each other and to other areas and personal interests

CONTENT

Students will know that…

• Percents less than 1 and greater than 100 (decimal and fractional percents)
• Numerical proportional reasoning (rates, ratio, proportions, and percent)
• Financial literacy

CORE COMPETENCIES

Which Core Competencies will be integrated into the unit?

Communication
Critical and Creative Thinking

##### First People's Principles of Learning

The unit will make connections with:

Learning involves patience and time.

##### Big Ideas

The Big Ideas consist of generalizations and principles and the key concepts important in an area of learning. The Big Ideas represent what students will understand at the completion of the curriculum for their grade. They are intended to endure beyond a single grade and contribute to future understanding.

##### Core Competencies

Communications Competency

The set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media

Thinking Competency

The knowledge, skills and processes we associate with intellectual development

Social Competency

The set of abilities that relate to students’ identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society

##### Curricular Competencies & Content

Curricular Competencies are the skills, strategies, and processes that students develop over time. They reflect the “Do” in the Know-Do-Understand model of curriculum. The Curricular Competencies are built on the thinking, communicating, and personal and social competencies relevant to disciplines that make up an area of learning.