MATH062N 2022 November Week 4 Discussion Latest
MATH062N Beginning Algebra
Week 4 Discussion
Let's Look at Ratios
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook (Pre-Algebra): Chapter 5, 6
Instructor supplied resources
Student chosen resources (optional)
Initial Post Instructions
Did you drive to work today? If you did, you used a ratio. Driving 30 miles per hour involves a ratio of two numbers. It can be written as a fraction: (30 miles)/(1 hour), or the way we most commonly see it: 30 mph.
Let's start the discussion this week by identifying other ratios we see in our everyday lives.
Think of an example of a ratio you use in your life or in the workplace.
List the ratio and explain its meaning in context of the application.
Create an equivalent fraction of the ratio that you presented and explain why equivalent fractions would be used in this application.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer or the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
Remember to go above the "Good job" and "I agree" type of replies. You want to show analysis in your replies...show what you have learned from the week. Here are some things that you can do:
Summarize what you learned from their post.
Show how you would have simplified their presented expression in a different way.
Ask extension questions to further dialogue.