This 6-7 week unit is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of rational numbers and what they represent: a part of a whole. The unit encompasses many aspects of working with rational numbers including converting between different forms of rational numbers, comparing and ordering rational numbers, understanding the relationship between improper and mixed number fractions, performing operations with rational numbers, finding percentages, and applying such skills to real world situations. Throughout this unit, students are given the opportunity to discover relationships between numbers, make connections to the real world and other mathematical topics, and reinforce skills through large groups, small groups and independent activities.
Spickelmier, Courtney, "Rational Numbers [7th grade]" (2009). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 86.