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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Proportional Relationships, and supports the standard of analyzing proportional relationships and using them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display this table from the movie (time stamp: 5:29):

Prompt students to share what they notice about the relationships between the numbers, including any patterns.

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Assign Proportional Relationships Challenge and Quiz, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about proportional relationships while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

• Make-a-Movie: Produce a cooking show explaining how to make a recipe for cookies, where the ratio of flour to butter is 3:2. In your demonstration, describe how to determine how much butter to use when you have different amounts of flour.
• Make-a-Map: Create a concept map sequencing the steps to determine how much water you need to cook 3.5 cups of rice, if the recipe uses a ratio of two cups of water to one cup of rice.
• Creative Coding: Code a math problem about proportional relationships. Challenge a classmate to solve.

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Related BrainPOP Topics: Deepen understanding of proportional relationships with these topics: Ratios, Percents, and Scale Drawing.

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