Proportional relationships are all around us–in nature, music, design, art, and a myriad of other real-world spheres. Patterns, prediction, efficiency, and aesthetically pleasing objects result from proportional relationships. How do we know when relationships are proportional?
In the activity Proportional Relationships, students learn how to identify these relationships. They complete tables and graphs, and use select, drag and drop, and input tools to show off their skills when determining proportional relationships. They also learn that the unit rate is the constant of proportionality, and determine these from tables, graphs, and real-world situations.