Unit Rates Worksheets
What Are Unit Rates? To understand rates, you must have a thorough understanding of what ratios are. Ratios is a way or comparing numbers or measurements. A special form of ration where two terms with different units are compared are what we term as rates. Rates is a very common term as is used frequently in our day to day lives. It can be about the number of working hours compared with amount earned and it can be comparison of an object with its price. Unit rates are special forms of rates. When you express rates as a quantity of one, we call them unit rates. For example, if you have been given the price of 12 tomatoes and you have to find the unit rates. You can divide the total price with 12 to find the unit rate.

Basic Lesson
Introduces the concept of converting several units to a relational rate. Example: Jan can type 80120 words in 40 minutes. How many words per minute can she type? 80120 words in 40 minutes = 80120/40 Words per minute 80120/40 = 23 minute.
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Intermediate Lesson
This lesson demonstrates how to determine a unit rate from word problems. Example: 840 calories are in 7 servings of pie. How many calories are in each serving? 840 calories for 7 servings of pie = 840/7. Calories per serving = 840/7 = 120. Answer: 120 Calories.
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Independent Practice 1
Students practice with 20 unit rate problems. The answers can be found below.
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Independent Practice 2
Another 20 unit rate problems. The answers can be found below.
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Homework Worksheet
Reviews all skills in the unit. A great take home sheet. Also provides a practice problem.
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How to Measure Speed
Measuring speed requires the use of three variables. It is measured as the distance traveled divided by the amount of time the travel takes. To determine the rate of speed, divide the distance traveled by the amount of time spent traveling.