Unit 9, Lesson 5, Grade 7 icon
Unit 9, Lesson 5

How Crowded Is this Neighborhood?

Open Up Resources 45 min(s)

Let's see how proportional relationships apply to where people live. If desired, prepare to display satellite images that show the housing density in different neighborhoods of your city, New York City and Los Angeles. This lesson involves a sequence of four activities that prepare and introduce students to the concept of population density. Contexts involving population density are useful for helping students understand how derived units arise from a proportional relationship.

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