The goal of this unit is for students to understand that numbers have equivalencies in many representations and in order to compare rational numbers, they must be expressed using the same representation.
Throughout the unit, students compare and order rational numbers first within the same representation, and then learn to convert between representations to compare numbers between different forms.
The unit culminates with the students using what they have learned to analyze statistics of a basketball team in order to form a starting line-up with what they perceive to be the best players on the team.
Some supplementary materials were collected and adapted from many teachers in North East Independent School district.
Kunetz, Danielle and Webb, Melanie, "Converting and Ordering Rational Numbers [6th grade]" (2012). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 197.
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