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CCSS: 6.RP.A.3, 7.RP.A.2

TEKS: 6.5A

MPS: MP2, MP5, MP7

Escape the Titanic

YOUR MISSION:  As you read the panels, use ratios and proportions to escape the sinking Titanic! Write all answers in simplest form on the online answer sheet.

What’s the ratio of forks to knives?

What’s the ratio of forks to knives?

What’s the ratio of spoons to total silverware?

What’s the ratio of spoons to total silverware?

There are 8 people seated at your table. How many glasses are on the table in total? Use a proportion to solve.

There are 8 people seated at your table. How many glasses are on the table in total? Use a proportion to solve.

What’s the ratio of bulkheads with water to total bulkheads on the Titanic?

What’s the ratio of bulkheads with water to total bulkheads on the Titanic?

Andrews calculates that it will take only 9 minutes to fill 1 bulkhead. How many minutes will it take to fill the remaining bulkheads? Use a proportion to find out.

Andrews calculates that it will take only 9 minutes to fill 1 bulkhead. How many minutes will it take to fill the remaining bulkheads? Use a proportion to find out.

What’s the ratio of dots to dashes in CQD?

What’s the ratio of dots to dashes in CQD?

What’s the ratio of dots to dashes in SOS?

What’s the ratio of dots to dashes in SOS?

If Phillips sends SOS 4 times in a row, how many dashes is that? Use a proportion to solve.

If Phillips sends SOS 4 times in a row, how many dashes is that? Use a proportion to solve.

What’s the ratio of collapsible boats to total escape boats?

What’s the ratio of collapsible boats to total escape boats?

What’s the ratio of cutters to large wooden boats?

What’s the ratio of cutters to large wooden boats?

Each large wooden lifeboat carries up to 65 passengers. What’s the maximum number of people who could escape on this type of lifeboat? Use a proportion to solve.

Each large wooden lifeboat carries up to 65 passengers. What’s the maximum number of people who could escape on this type of lifeboat? Use a proportion
to solve.

Each emergency cutter holds up to 40 people. How many people could escape on these boats?

Each emergency cutter holds up to 40 people. How many people could escape on these boats?

The 2 canvas collapsible boats could hold 94 people. How many people could fit in 4?

The 2 canvas collapsible boats could hold 94 people. How many people could fit in 4?

How many passengers in total could all of the Titanic’s escape boats carry?

How many passengers in total could all of the Titanic’s escape boats carry?

Eventually, the crew launches all 14 wooden lifeboats, the 2 cutters, and 2 of the 4 collapsible boats. What’s the ratio of total boats to boats that were used?

Eventually, the crew launches all 14 wooden lifeboats, the 2 cutters, and 2 of the 4 collapsible boats. What’s the ratio of total boats to boats that were used?

On average, 28 people were on each of the 14 wooden lifeboats. How many people is that in total? Use a proportion to solve.

On average, 28 people were on each of the 14 wooden lifeboats. How many people is that in total? Use a proportion to solve.

Use any of the numbers in this story to write your own ratio.

Use any of the numbers in this story to write your own ratio.

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