Proportion and Scale Factor
Mathematics maniacs use scale factors to solve distance problems. They will also use scale factors to determine actual distance. They use proportions to convert recipes. The final step is to define scale factor in their journals.
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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
Computing Actual Areas from a Scale Drawing
Square the scale factor when working with scaled drawings and area. The 19th lesson in a series of 22 introduces calculating actual areas from scale drawings. The lesson encourages pupils to use the square of the scale factor to find the...
7th Math CCSS: Designed
Apply Taxes, Tips, and Discounts Using a Proportion and Scale Factor
Everyone loves a sale, but they need to know how to find the new price with the scale factor and proportions. The scale factor is like the key needed to find that missing piece of the puzzle. Show your learners how to find the scale...
5 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed