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Fish Farm Problem

Ratios (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Depending on the student's approach to this problem, many types of math can be incorporated to solve this problem. The concept of ratio is used throughout, and students can solve the problem by experi...
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Fish Farm, Part II Problem

Ratios (Math 6) 
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This problem allows students to investigate different data collection methods. Students realize that they get different data depending on whether they have a small sample size, but a large number of t...
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Fish Farm Teacher Support

Ratios (Math 6) 
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Fish Farm, Part II Teacher Sup...

Ratios (Math 6) 
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Graphical Representations for ...

Ratios (Math 6) 
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Finding a rule for the number of hits is only the first step in exploring the Paper Pool game. Students can gain a deeper understanding of the patterns by considering graphical representations of the ...
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How Many Hits?

Ratios (Math 6) 
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Students will continue their investigation of the Paper Pool game by exploring more tables and organizing the results. Using the data that they collect, they will attempt to find a relationship betwee...
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Which Pocket?

Ratios (Math 6) 
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In this lesson, students continue their investigation by discovering a rule to predict the pocket in which the ball will land. As an extension, students can also consider the number of squares that a ...
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Wrapping It Up

Ratios (Math 6) 
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In the first four lessons of this unit, students investigated the Paper Pool game, collected data, identified patterns, and made predictions about the number of hits, the pocket in which the ball land...
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All About Ratios

Ratios (Math 6) 
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The "All About Ratios" activities are designed to introduce ratios in a conceptbuilding way. The activities can be done on computers with Internet access or be printed. The author suggests that pairs...
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All About Ratios: A Learning T...

Ratios (Math 6) 
Flash 
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The "All About Ratios" activities are designed to introduce ratios in a conceptbuilding way. Activities include both practice exercises and a quiz.
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Thinking Blocks  Ratio Word P...

Ratios (Math 6) 
Flash 
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Thinking Blocks teaches students in grades 4  6 how to model and solve multistep word problems dealing with ratio and proportion. Using brightly colored blocks, students model the relationships among...
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Buffon's Needle

Ratios (Math 6) 
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Students experiment with a simulation to get an approximation of Pi.
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Fish Farm I

Ratios (Math 6) 
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Students try to place male and female fish in different ponds such as to satisfy certain restrictions on the ratios of male to female fish.
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Fish Farm, Part II

Ratios (Math 6) 
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Students collect data on randomly chosen fish from a pond. Using this data, they try to determine the ratio of male fish to female fish in the pond.
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Paper Pool Tool

Ratios (Math 6) 
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This applet allows users to explore the game of Paper Pool in which a ball leaves a corner at 45 degrees and continues on until landing in a pocket.
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Understanding Ratios of Areas ...

Ratios (Math 6) 
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Users are given an opportunity to explore an interesting quantitative relationship between the area of a polygon and the area of an inscribed figure formed by joining the midpoints of the adjacent sid...
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Ratios

Ratios (Math 6) 
JavaScript 
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The user reviews what ratios are. After viewing examples, users can practice finding equivalent ratios with this interactive tool.
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Similar Figures

Ratios (Math 6) 
JavaScript 
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The user learns what similar figures are and how to determine if two figures are similar. After viewing examples, users can interactively practice determining the length of the missing side of two sim...
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School Math Game Board

Ratios (Math 6) 
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Determine if Sam's and Sharon's game boards give equal opportunities for players to win.
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