RATIO AND PROPORTIONS
Our first unit of study is Ratio and Proportions. Students will learn that a ratio is a way of comparing two numbers. Students will also learn about rates and how they are used in daily life. Rates are a special kind of ratio that compares two amounts with differnet units. A unit rate is a comparison to one of something. Students will look for the constant of proportionality using tables and graphs. Students will write and solve a proportional equation. Fraction skills will be practiced and applied. Consumer Math will end our first unit. Students will find discount, sales tax, markup/markdown, commission, and gratuities.
I can't stress the importance enough that students MUST BE proficient with their multiplication tables! Memorize and practice nightly!
Students should be bringing pencils and calculators to class everyday!