Instructional Activity# Supermajorities

Lesson 4. Unit 9. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 4, Unit 9, Grade 6. In this activity, two supermajority rules are given: one as a fraction, one as a percent. Students find a fraction of the total votes and a percentage of the total votes. They then compare the fraction and the percent. This activity encourages students to think about votes in part-to-whole ratios and percents. Students make sense of problems and reason quantitatively.