Comic Strip Scale Drawing Project

This Comic Strip Scale Drawing Project activity & project also includes:

Add some visual arts to your pre-algebra curriculum with an engaging drawing project. After choosing a favorite comic strip, picture, or illustration, young mathematicians create enlarged scale drawings following a set of defined criteria.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include this as the culminating project for a pre-algebra unit on ratios and proportions
  • After students have completed their projects, hold a gallery walk so the class can see each other's work
  • Differentiate the exercise by allowing students to choose their own scale factors
Classroom Considerations

  • Teacher must determine how much of this project will be completed in class, and how much will be done at home
  • Art materials will be needed for this project including large sheets of paper, markers, colored pencils, and other types of media
Pros

  • Project is downloadable as a Microsoft Word document, allowing for customization
  • Expectations for the project are clearly defined by the included rubric
  • Resource provides step-by-step directions for completing the project
Cons

  • None