Falling Down a Rabbit Hole Can Lead to a King-sized Experience - Exploring Similar Figures Using Proportions

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Just a sip will make things smaller. Using Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as a hook, the instructional activity introduces the idea of similarity. Pupils use it to find the distances on a map by applying the scale factor and creating similar triangles.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Using information given, find the scale factors of the changes Alice undergoes
Classroom Considerations

  • The web links require either Java or Flash
  • Individuals should be familiar with working with proportions

  • Provides tools to review proportions if needed
  • Includes a link to an online version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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