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Middle Grades Math: Recipe: Unit Rate
by Texas Instruments

Updated on June 10, 2014


  • Students will use a ratio to create and plot points and will determine a mathematical relationship for plotted points.
  • Students will compute the unit rate given a ratio.
  • Students will predict ordered pairs based on a given ratio.


  • ratio
  • unit rate
  • linear relationship
  • proportional relationship

About the Lesson

This lesson involves the use of a given ratio to plot sets of points within a real-world context.
As a result, students will:

  • Recognize the linear relationship of the set of points.
  • Predict ordered pairs based on the given ratio.
  • Compute and use the unit rate for a given ratio.
  • Recognize the set of points will include (0, 0) and (1, r) where r is the value of the unit rate.