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Middle School Math Stations or Centers: Ratios and Rates

An educational teaching resource from Grace Under Pressure entitled Middle School Math Stations or Centers: Ratios and Rates downloadable at Teach Simple.
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Grade 5, 6, 7, 8





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Do you need some new ideas for your grade 6 or 7 units on ratios and rates and proportional relationships? Here's a printer-ready set of 5 math centers for your intermediate students. These activities include questions about part-to-part and part-to-whole rations, real-life rates, and the relationships between ratios, fractions, and percentages. I have included many real world examples such as planning a road trip, calculating unit prices at the store, and creating a visual design.

Even students in the middle grades benefit from a wide variety of instructional strategies. Why not incorporate some math stations and centers into your teaching practice to give your class a new way to learn!

Station 1: Students solve 4 word problems using ratios and rates.

Station 2: Students explore ratios in designs and draw and describe their own design.

Station 3: Students match equivalent ratios and rates of different kinds to solve a riddle (optional: set out tablets for an online game extension).

Station 4: Students plan a summer road trip and think about all the ratios and rates they need to use for that task!

Station 5: Students create a visual representation of a given percentage using ratios, fractions, decimals, diagrams, and equivalence (supplies needed: six-sided dice).

An answer key is included for easy assessment.

Grades to Use With: These stations are designed with middle grades classes in mind (grades 5-8). They could also work in high school special education classrooms.

What's Included:

7 Page PDF

Teacher Instructions

5 Stations

Answer Key

If you enjoy these math stations, check out the others in my store for your middle school math class:

Factors and Multiples

Adding and Subtracting Integers

Statistics and Probability

Area, Perimeter, and Volume (right-angle shapes)

Place Value

Early Algebra Concepts

Percent, Decimals. Fractions

Geometry: Triangles, Area, Angles

Resource Tags

math stations ratios rates word problems math centers middle school math proportions proportional relationships fractions 6th grade math

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