# What are the objectives of ratio and proportion?

## What are the objectives of ratio and proportion?

Learning objectives At the end of the ratio/proportion lesson, students will be able to: Recognize and apply ratios and proportions to solve real-life problems. Solve for any unknown component.

**How do you introduce proportions to students?**

To introduce proportions to students, give them tables of equivalent rates to fill in, such as the one below. This will help them learn proportional reasoning. Work with these tables (first using easy numbers) until the students get used to them. You can tie in some of them with real-life situations.

### What are ratios proportions and rates explain their differences?

A proportion is an equality of two ratios. We write proportions to help us find equivalent ratios and solve for unknown quantities. A rate is the quotient of a ratio where the quantities have different units.

**What is a proportion lesson?**

A proportion is an equality of two ratios. We write proportions to help us establish equivalent ratios and solve for unknown quantities. Example.

#### How will you know if two ratios show a proportion?

Note: Ratios are proportional if they represent the same relationship. One way to see if two ratios are proportional is to write them as fractions and then reduce them. If the reduced fractions are the same, your ratios are proportional.

**Why are rates and ratios important?**

Rates and ratios are cornerstones in understanding the health, morbidity, and mortality of populations. Plain numbers of events, such as deaths, or births, or hospital admissions have very little meaning in themselves, lacking a context in which they can be interpreted.

## What is ratio in simple words?

Definition of ratio 1a : the indicated quotient of two mathematical expressions. b : the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things : proportion. 2 : the expression of the relative values of gold and silver as determined by a country’s currency laws.