Instructional Activity# Comparing Running Speeds

Lesson 2. Unit 4. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 2, Unit 4, Grade 7. The purpose of this activity is to provide another context that leads students to calculate a unit rate from a ratio of fractions. This work is based on students' work in grade 6 on dividing fractions. Students notice and wonder about two statements and use what they wonder to create questions that are collected for all to see. Each student picks a question secretly and calculates the answer, then shares the answer with their partner.