When I first moved from teaching 6th grade math to 7th grade math, proportional relationships intimidated the heck out of me. Now I love the connection it makes for students later on as they move into linear equations.
The past few years, I’ve taught proportional relationships with one day of each relationships–table, graph and equation. This year, I made some closed notes for proportional graph and equation so that students could glue it into their notebook and we could more quickly move into practice. You can find the closed notes I used here!
Last year, while teaching this topic I put together several Desmos slides that helped me check student’s understanding even virtually. I pulled it back out this year in person. I tried using it as a classwork one day and another day as a homework. Overall I think I liked using it as a homework assignment much more. You can find the Desmos for proportional graphs here and the Desmos for proportional tables here.
One of my favorite activities ever is always Blooket. I found this proportional relationship Blooket that my students practice first on paper then we played together as a whole class.
I’d love to know what activities you use in your classroom to teach proportional relationships! Let me know below 🤗