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Sixth graders examine a blue print and discuss the reasoning behind using blue prints. In this proportionality lesson,  students collaborate with their teammates to create a scale drawing. Once that is complete, 6th graders write a journal entry explaining the different ways to use a scale drawing.
Students discuss the importance of scaling drawings. In this math activity, students create a scaled drawing of circuit boards. They explain why accuracy is very important when scaling.
Middle and high schoolers explore the concept of scale drawings. They discuss what a scale is and that scales provide a ratio. Pupils construct a scale drawing of their classroom using graph paper.
Incorporate fractions into scale drawings and show your learners that the steps are still the same. Have your mathematicians find the larger scale drawing when the scale factor is 2.5. The video goes over each step needed to find an accurate drawing and discusses common mistakes. Video is third in a five-part series. Use prior video for practice with whole number scale factors. 
Scale drawings are an easy and plausible way to represent large things, such as roads and buildings, on paper. This tutorial explains what a scale drawing is and uses the example of a house to demonstrate how a scale drawing works. It does not explain how to solve the final proportion; however, that is not the objective of the video. A clear description of the concept.
"Fore!" All right, no one really yells this out in miniature golf, but this well-defined activity will have your charges using lots of numbers in their unique design of a miniature golf hole. Included in the activity criteria is the geometric difficulty of scoring a hole-in-one, creative use of material, and best use of space. Designers need to include scale drawings of their designs complete with calculations and a report explaining the design. This a fantastic lesson that will get your kids motivated and thinking mathematically. 
Middle schoolers explore the Pythagorean theorem, and analyze characteristics of two- and three-dimensional shapes. They use this knowledge to create a scale drawing of a plan to construct a triangular raised bed garden for an outdoor classroom. Each group presents their particular plan to the entire class. Terrific worksheets, rubrics, and website links are all embedded in the plan to help you implement it successfully.
Students analyze and begin to design a pyramid. Working in engineering teams, they perform calculations to determine the area of the pyramid base, stone block volumes, and the number of blocks required for their pyramid base. They make a scaled drawing of the pyramid using graph paper.
Ocean explorers or mathematicians research the wreck of the CSS H.L. Hunley. They investigate the actual dimensions of the Hunley using math and measuring skills. Afterward, they sketch a large scale drawing of the submarine outdoors on the black top. Assessment questions and an answer key provided. Go deep with this lesson!
Designers measure their own rooms and produce a scale drawing. They use the Internet to visit sites to find the costs of purchasing new carpet, paint, or anything else they would like to add to their room. Using a $1500 budget, they will also create a spreadsheet to report the costs of their items.
Real-life math is really great! In groups, learners measure objects in the classroom. After comparing measurements, they determine a scale and create a blueprint of the classroom. They discuss the purpose of using scale drawings in real-world situations. 
Aspiring astronomers solve problems involving mixed units of the same attribute, including time, money, length, and area. They convert large numbers into scientific notation, then compute and compare ratios to explain why drawing completely accurate scale drawings of the solar system is not feasible. An interdisciplinary approach to teaching math!
Students design a new playground environment after reading an article from The New York Times. Students incorporate math into the playground design by using precise measurements and prepare a scale drawing with key.
Make a scale drawing of a toy car, then reflect on how math can be use in marketing careers. In groups, learners work with scale drawings to calculate the dimensions of a toy car while they discuss the connection between math and marketing.
Design projects are wonderful vehicles for math, engineering, and problem solving skills. Learners put their understanding of area, ratio, and scale to the test as they design a school play area. They scale their drawing up and down using the scale.
Learners explore scale factor as they create a scale drawing of a box, then determine the surface area and volume of the original and the scale drawing. The one page worksheet contains activities and procedures with four questions.   
Learners explore scale drawings. They use maps to investigate scale drawings.  Pupils create a scale drawing of their own island. 
Students describe the differences between an estimate and a guess. They create reasonable estimates based on comparison and activities. Students explain how estimation is helpful in showing the relative size on a scale. They also present other examples where scale drawings are used.
Ninth graders explore scale drawings.  In this Algebra I lesson, 9th graders use the Ti-nspire handheld to measure scale drawings of skyscrapers as they use cross-multiplication to solve for a variable in a proportion. 
Students build their own nation in groups where they create a name, flag, declaration of independence, form of government, mathematical layout, and more. For this nation lesson plan, students also provide a scale drawing of their nation using metric units.

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