Bad Date

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Bad Date addresses Common Core numbers and operations standards and the process standard.

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Bad Date: Understanding and using ratios and proportions to represent quantitative relationships. Developing, analyzing, and explaining methods for solving problems involving proportions, such as scaling and finding equivalent ratios. Solving problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts.

Bad Date Common Core Standards
Standard Standard Description
6.RP Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
6.RP.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.
6.RP.2 Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with the ratio a:b with b not equal to 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.
6.RP.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g. by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
7.RP Ratios and Proportional Relationships
7.RP.1 Compute unit rates associated with ratios and fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas and other quantities measured in like or different units.
7.RP.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
7.RP.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems.