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More on rates and ratios

This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate their content knowledge on the topic of rates and ratios and their uses. There are sections on the history, the context and exercises as well as examples on how to present and explain the concepts to students.

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Year level(s) Year 7, Year 8, Year 10
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Downloadable resources
Keywords ratio, rate, fraction, interest, changing units, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number
Topics Proportion, rates and ratios
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving ratios; formulate problems, interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, justifying choices made about the representation

Recognise and use rates to solve problems involving the comparison of 2 related quantities of different units of measure

Use mathematical modelling to solve applied problems involving growth and decay, including financial contexts; formulate problems, choosing to apply linear, quadratic or exponential models; interpret solutions in terms of the situation; evaluate and modify models as necessary and report assumptions, methods and findings

Numeracy progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P9)
Proportional thinking (P3, P5)
Understanding units of measurement (P8)

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