## What is a tape diagram first grade math?

Table of Contents

Tape diagrams are a visual strategy that shows your child addition and subtraction. Start with RDWW (read, draw, write a number sentence, write an answer statement), and let your child learn to draw a tape diagram to solve the problem.

## What is a diagram first grade?

A diagram is a drawing, image, or sketch that is used to help the reader visualize what the author is describing in the text. There are certain components that diagrams have to help the reader understand them and the text.

**What is a tape diagram used for in math?**

Tape diagrams are useful for visualizing ratio relationships between two (or more) quantities that have the same units. They can be used to highlight the multiplicative relationship between the quantities. Understand tape diagrams as a way to visually compare two or more quantities.

### How many DVDs are in a tape diagram?

This relationship can be shown using a tape diagram. In the tape diagram, each unit (each square) represents 10 DVDs. There is 1 unit of comedy DVDs and 9 units of action DVDs. There are different ways to arrange the tape diagram. You can see the ratio between the two quantities of DVDs more easily in Tape Diagram 2.

### How do I teach tape diagrams to students with disabilities?

SWD: Some students with disabilities may need explicit instruction to create the tape diagram. Pull a small group. In advance, prepare a couple of ratio problems and their corresponding tape diagrams. Have the students match the tape diagram to the problem and then solve. Next, explicitly model creating a tape diagram with a new ratio problem.

**What is the difference between the first and second tape diagram?**

Note that the first tape diagram, with the units of tape in direct sequence, shows both the part-part relationship and the part-whole relationships, whereas the second tape diagram emphasizes the part-part relationship. Point out that the unit rectangles in tape diagrams are equal in length.