How Many Noses Are in Your Arm?

Middle schoolers apply concept of ratio and proportion to determine length of Statue of Liberty's torch-bearing arm. They view video of Statue of Liberty, determine how long statue's arm would be if its nose measures four feet six inches, develop strategy for finding solution using chart paper, string, and rulers, measure length of their own nose and arm and form a ratio, and compute length of statue's arm using proportions.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Video