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Science Application of Area and Ratio Concepts

Virginia Horak 

April 2006, Volume 11, Issue 8, Page 360

Abstract:
Using area and ratio concepts to examine why some animals, or people wearing different types of shoes, sink into the surface on which they are standing. Students compute "sinking values" to explain these differences. Includes ready-to-use worksheets.

Keywords:
English Language Learners (ELL)
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Pythagorean Theorem
Multiplication and Division