T.I.P.S.

To solve these types of problem situations, students will need to keep in mind the pieces they are given, whether it is the whole, part or percent. This will help them to create models to calculate an answer. The proportional relationship between the parts will indeed help them to find the solution.
Example

The pie graph shown below depicts the results of a poll given to 200 sixth graders at Smith Middle School.Of the students asked, how many chose comedy or horror as their favorite movie type?
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6.5 Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to solve problems involving proportional relationships. The student is expected to: