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Unit Rate (Grade 6)




 


Videos and lessons to help Grade 6 students understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.

For example, “This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is 3/4 cup of flour for each cup of sugar.” “We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger.”

Common Core: 6.RP.2

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can describe unit rate.
  • I can use unit rates to solve problems.
  • I can identify and calculate a unit rate.
  • I can use appropriate math terminology as related to rate.
  • I can analyze the relationship between a ratio a:b and a unit rate a/b where b≠0.

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Common Core for Grade 6

More Lessons for Grade 6

Component Skills from Previous Grades

6.RP.1
Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.


Understand unit rate and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship--1 of 4 (6.RP.2)
In this lesson you will learn how rates are part of the ratio family by reviewing the qualities of a ratio.


Understand unit rate and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship--2 of 4
In this lesson you will learn to create a unit rate by using a diagram.





Understand unit rate and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship--3 of 4
In this lesson you will learn to create a unit rate by using a tape diagram.


Understand unit rate and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship--4 of 4
In this lesson you will learn to define a unit rate as a special kind of rate using a double number line.



 

Interpret rates as special types of ratios
In this lesson, you will learn that rates are special types of ratios that refer to units of measurement.


Translate ratios into rate
Strategy:
1) Identify the ratio
2) Ientify the units of measurement
3) Translate ratios into rates




Translate rates into ratios - 6.RP.2
Strategy:
1) Identify the numerical relationship
2) Ientify the units of measurement
3) Translate into ratio language


6.rp.2
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) videos are designed to support states, schools, and teachers in the implementation of the CCSS. Each video is an audiovisual resource that focuses on one or more specific standards and usually includes examples/illustrations geared to enhancing understanding. The intent of each content-focused video is to clarify the meaning of the individual standard rather than to be a guide on how to teach each standard although the examples can be adapted for instructional use.



 

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