## Games at Recess

The students in Mr. Hill’s class played games at recess.

$\hskip30pt$6 boys played soccer

$\hskip30pt$4 girls played soccer

$\hskip30pt$2 boys jumped rope

$\hskip30pt$8 girls jumped rope

Afterward, Mr. Hill asked the students to compare the boys and girls playing different games.

Mika said,

“Four more girls jumped rope than played soccer.”Chaska said,

“For every girl that played soccer, two girls jumped rope.”

Mr. Hill said, “Mika compared the girls by looking at the difference and Chaska compared the girls using a ratio.”

- Compare the number of boys who played soccer and jumped rope using the difference. Write your answer as a sentence as Mika did.
- Compare the number of boys who played soccer and jumped rope using a ratio. Write your answer as a sentence as Chaska did.
- Compare the number of girls who played soccer to the number of boys who played soccer using a ratio. Write your answer as a sentence as Chaska did.

## Comments

Log in to comment## agrannemann says:

over 6 yearsI like the multiple expectations of how to present answers. I would suggest writing the ratio in three ways. Include 2 to 1.

## Cam says:

over 6 yearsAgreed. I've added parenthetical remarks in the solutions with your suggestion. I think the commentary leaves it sufficiently enough up to the teacher's discretion how far to push on insisting the use of correct symbolic relation.