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1. what is the best way to explain it to a group of year7
2. (Original post by meme12)
what is the best way to explain it to a group of year7
1:2 - For every green apple, you have 2 red apples.

Simples.
3. that's it, I'm thinking maybe I have to explain more
4. (Original post by meme12)
that's it, I'm thinking maybe I have to explain more
How about if we are booked to do a job worth 150 but because I am the boss and twice as qualified I get twice as much so we share the cash 2:1 so using ratio a good way of sharing fairly
5. (Original post by meme12)
that's it, I'm thinking maybe I have to explain more
If you have a set amount of items, lets say 200 apples, and 150 are green while 50 are red, then this ratio is 150:50 (green to red) [and the numbers add up to the quantity] so just explain to the students that this can be simplified into a 3:1 ratio, not sure how you'd explain the simplification lol.

Perhaps 200=50R+150G (where red and green denote colours)
4=R+3G, so the ratio is 3:1

Last time I had anything to do with Y7 was 6 years ago so I dont even remember how much they know lol.
6. that's great thank you
7. would the objective be :

calculate the ratio of given quantities
simplify the ratio
8. (Original post by meme12)
would the objective be :

calculate the ratio of given quantities
simplify the ratio
Simple enough, yeah.

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