In this geometry learning exercise, students enlarge shapes by a given scale factor. Each shape is drawn on a grid. Students enlarge four shapes by each of the given scale factors of 2, 3, 2 1/2, and 1/2.
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Comic Strip Scale Drawing Project
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.
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Linear and Exponential Representations
Graphs, tables, and equations, oh my! Your Algebra learners will compare and contrast linear and exponential functions in this complete lesson plan. It includes the graphs, tables, verbal description scenarios, equations, and an...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Evaluating Statements About Enlargements
Double, toil ,and double linear dimensions. Learners first complete an assessment investigating how doubling linear dimensions affects the area of pizzas and the volume of popcorn containers. They then complete an activity investigating...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Making Scale Drawings Using the Ratio Method
Is that drawn to scale? Capture the artistry of geometry using the ratio method to create dilations. Mathematicians use a center and ratio to create a scaled drawing. They then use a ruler and protractor to verify measurements.
9th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable