Instructional Activity# Drink Mix on a Double Number Line

Lesson 6. Unit 2. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 6, Unit 2, Grade 6. In this activity, a double number line, a new representation, is presented and interpreted alongside the more familiar discrete diagrams and in the familiar context of recipes. Students learn that, just like discrete diagrams, double number lines represent equivalent ratios. They see that alignment between the numbers of the two lines matters; that it is through the alignment that the association of two quantities are shown. Students notice pairs of numbers that "line up" vertically are equivalent ratios.