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What to create | Lesson plan |

Which subject | Mathematics |

What topic | Introduction of the concept of inverse proportionality: Mini-lesson inverse proportionality |

What length (min) | 45 |

What age group | Year or Grade 7 |

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Year or Grade 7 (ages 11-12)

Mathematics

45 minutes

Introduction to the Concept of Inverse Proportionality: Mini-Lesson Inverse Proportionality

Students will be able to understand the concept of inverse proportionality and how it relates to real-life situations.

- Whiteboard or chalkboard
- Markers or chalk
- Worksheet for students
- Calculator
- Pencils

- Introduction (5 minutes)

- Begin the lesson by asking the students if they have ever noticed that when one thing increases, another thing decreases?
- Give an example, such as "if you walk faster, it will take you less time to get to school."
- Ask the students if they can think of other examples where this happens.

- Definition of inverse proportionality (10 minutes)

- Explain the definition of inverse proportionality: When two quantities are related in such a way that when one quantity increases, the other quantity decreases by the same proportion, they are said to be inversely proportional.
- Give an example, such as "if you drive at a faster speed, the time it takes to reach your destination will decrease."

- Mathematical representation (10 minutes)

- Show students how inverse proportionality can be represented mathematically using fractions.
- Write the equation on the board: y = k/x, where y and x are variables and k is a constant.
- Explain that as x increases, y will decrease proportionally.

- Examples (10 minutes)

- Provide some examples of inverse proportionality to the students, e.g. "the more workers there are, the less time it will take to complete a project" or "the more people playing a game, the less time each person will have to participate."
- Ask students to solve problems using the equation.

- Practice (10 minutes)

- Give students a worksheet to practice solving inverse proportionality problems.
- Circulate around the room to provide assistance as necessary.

- Summary (5 minutes)

- Recap what the students have learned about inverse proportionality.
- Ask students to provide an example of inverse proportionality in real life.
- Provide feedback to students and answer any questions they may have.

Assess the students' understanding of inverse proportionality through their participation in class discussions and their performance on the worksheet.