Ratio Tables are my **FAVORITE** math thing to do and to teach! They are an invaluable tool for *ALL *students. They can be intimidating to work with at first and therefore, require practice.

Ratio Tables can be used for:

- Solving fractions (fractions are ratios!)
- Organizing your work
- Brainstorming how to solve a problem

The basics of Ratio Tables can be helpful later when your child is doing:

- Coordinate Planes
- Functions
- All Fraction Operations

Here is an example of using a Ratio Table when working with a recipe.

Ratio Tables use multiplication and division operations. As well as adding and subtracting groups of ratios. You might see ratio tables more complex with decimals and fractions within them. I will show those next time!

Here is another example. This table shows equivalent ratios, which are the same thing as fractions. 4/6 is equal to 2/3 and 12/18 by scaling down (division) or scaling up (multiplication).

The *COOLEST *part of ratios tables is you can combine, or add, any equal ratios from the table, like 2/3 and 12/18, to get another equal ratio, 14/21.

I challenge **YOU** to try them!

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