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Creative way to teach ratios?

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Teacher-in-Training42, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Teacher-in-Training42

    Teacher-in-Training42 New commenter

    Hi
    I'm teaching a group who find maths very difficult and over half of them have dyslexia /dyscalculia. They are able to however solve ratios with some support when the sum is given on its own and not in a word problem. However, when the numbers are in a word problem they get really confused. They are 16 year olds.

    Does anyone know of a simple and FUN way to teach ratios? Any good resources available on TES or ones that anyone can suggest that I can create myself?

    Thank you
     
  2. Elfrune

    Elfrune New commenter

    Share in rati o o o o o o (and sing the JLS song) - I think drawing the circles to represent ratio's helps lower ability students.
     
  3. Staffo

    Staffo New commenter

    Have you seen the "Mixing Paint" activity? You might be able to adapt it to meet you needs. Here's the nrich version.
     
  4. Teacher-in-Training42

    Teacher-in-Training42 New commenter

    Yeah I have seen the circle method before. Thank you. Lol were you being serious about the jls song
     
  5. Teacher-in-Training42

    Teacher-in-Training42 New commenter

    Yeah they are good questions on the site..were you thinking of actually giving them paint? I have playdough they could mix ?
     
  6. lunarita

    lunarita Established commenter

  7. Teacher-in-Training42

    Teacher-in-Training42 New commenter

  8. lunarita

    lunarita Established commenter

  9. Teacher-in-Training42

    Teacher-in-Training42 New commenter

  10. lunarita

    lunarita Established commenter

    If the activities which have been shared there by other teachers are not of any use to you, you might have to resort to coming up with your own.

    You're welcome.
     
  11. Teacher-in-Training42

    Teacher-in-Training42 New commenter

    are they shared on that link you sent or on TES?
     
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  12. Colleen_Young

    Colleen_Young Occasional commenter

    Hi, I'm a big fan of the PhET simulations and have written on them here. You'll see I have commented on the fact that teachers can register free with PhET. Each resource has a For Teachers section, for Proportion Playground mentioned in this thread - see Proportion Playground
    Once you have signed in you can have a look at the pdf, also the activities from teachers.
     

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