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Math Example: Color Mixtures: Example 3

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# Math Example: Color Mixtures: Example 3

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Ratios

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This example demonstrates a color mixture using a 3:1 ratio of blue to red paint to create a specific shade of purple. The image shows a purple color swatch and illustrates that for every three parts of blue paint, one part of red paint is needed. In this case, there are two buckets each of blue and red paint, but to maintain the 3:1 ratio, four more buckets of blue paint are required.

The concept of ratios is fundamental in mathematics, especially when dealing with proportions and mixtures. This collection of examples aids in teaching ratios by providing visual representations of color mixtures, enabling students to observe how different ratios of primary colors produce various shades. By adjusting the quantities of different colored paints, students can grasp how ratios influence the final outcome and learn to calculate the necessary amounts to maintain specific proportions.

Presenting multiple worked-out examples is crucial for students to fully understand the concept of ratios. Each example in this collection showcases different ratios and scenarios, helping students recognize patterns and develop problem-solving skills. By encountering various situations, students can build a more comprehensive understanding of how ratios work in practical applications.

Teacher Script: "Let's look at this color mixture example. We're creating a purple color using three parts blue for every one part red. We have two buckets of blue paint and two buckets of red paint. Is this the right ratio? No, it's not. To maintain our 3:1 ratio, we need more blue paint. How many more buckets of blue paint do we need? That's right, we need four more buckets of blue paint to achieve the proper ratio. Can you think of real-life situations where we might use a 3:1 ratio?"

For a complete collection of math examples related to Ratios and Color Mixtures click on this link: __Math Examples: Color Mixture Collection.__

Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3 |
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Grade Range | 6 - 7 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Algebra• Ratios, Proportions, and Percents• Ratios and Rates |

Copyright Year | 2024 |

Keywords | color mixtures, ratios |