ratio Archives - Mary Kienstra

Ratio and Proportion: Supersized!

By: Mary Kienstra on: December 7, 2014  in: graphing, ratio, real world math

NCTM published an article called “Rethink your Drink” by Caroline B. Ebby (November 2013, Vol. 19, Issue 4, Page 242) describing a project where students analyze the sugar content in popular beverages.  This project engages students in finding the ratio of sugar to drink, representing the sugar content with sugar cubes, and graphing the various representations.  It’s […] Read more

Pi Day – Math Holiday Celebration!

By: Mary Kienstra on: March 6, 2014  in: Engagement, fun, Math, party, pi day, ratio

Our favorite math holiday is coming up next week.  It’s time to plan a party for your math students. Mathematicians have decided that 3.14 or March 14 is pi day – a day to celebrate math.  I teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  They love pi day, even if they don’t fully understand the concept […] Read more