Scale City — Scale Models in the Real World

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Good things come in miniature packages. An interesting video from the Math at the Core MS: Ratios playlist introduces the collection of miniatures in the Kentucky Gateway Museum. Scholars use base-10 blocks to create scale models before considering how the volume of the model compares to the actual object.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite an architect to give a presentation on architectural models
  • Have the class bring in their favorite scale models or miniatures
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have experience with scale factors and proportions
  • Activity requires a variety of basic materials; see the resource for a complete list
Pros

  • Provides a separate file with a teacher guide
  • Connects math to real-world situations
Cons

  • No student handouts or worksheets