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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Proportions and ratios

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From: Judy

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005042215:52:37
Subject: proportions

I ask my students to label their proportions when setting them up. For example: A recipe that serves 8 people requires 3 pounds of ground beef. How much ground beef would be needed to serve 15 people? servings 8 15 __ = ___ pounds 3 x The left side identifies the facts given in the question; the right side identifies the WHAT IF portion of the question. Students use a label that is meaningful to them....servings, serves, people pounds, meat, ground beef The only purpose of the label is to organize the numbers in a way that is appropriate

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