Identifying Verbal Descriptions

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about your classmates’ explanations and strategies for determining whether a situation represents a proportional relationship.


As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • How did you know that the relationship is proportional?
  • Is there a particular word that you looked for to help you determine whether a situation is proportional?
  • What do you think is interesting about this situation?
  • Did you draw a picture to help you? If so, can you explain your picture?
  • In the problem you wrote, what are the variables in the situation?
  • How would you describe the unit rate (for example, miles per hour)?