. Grade 6, Illustrative icon

Data Transfer

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This task asks the students to solve a real-world problem involving unit rates (data per unit time) using units that many teens and pre-teens have heard of but may not know the definition for. While the computations involved are not particularly complex, the units will be abstract for many students. The first solution relies more on reasoning about the meaning of multiplication and division, while the second solution uses units to help keep track of the steps in the solution process. Students in 6th grade begin to make the transition to using unit analysis that helps them solve complex modeling problems in high school.

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