KidVid: Scaling Up Rectangles

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Tip the scale in your favor when learning about scale factors. After viewing a video clip of a learner trying to determine the scale factor of the areas of two rectangles, scholars consider how changing the dimensions of a rectangle affects its area. They use an interactive to help them with their task.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class work in pairs on the activity to promote discussion and collaboration
Classroom Considerations

  • Access to the interactive requires a free PBS account
  • A basic understanding of ratios is necessary
  • Serves as one portion of a larger series called Math at the Core: Ratios
Pros

  • Includes timing suggestions to keep the class on track
  • Provides supporting materials
Cons

  • None