Eighth graders locate and find the actual distance between two cities at the Web site Yahoo Maps. Using a printout of the digital map and a ruler or tape measure, they calculate the distance between the two cities.
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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
The Road to Proportional Reasoning
Just how big would it really be? Young mathematicians determine if different toys are proportional and if their scale is accurate. They solve problems relating scale along with volume and surface area using manipulatives. The last day of...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Find Area of a Scaled Rectangle
When the sides scale larger the area scales larger as well, but not by the same amount. Show your learners with this second video from a series why you have to multiply both of the sides by the scale factor to adjust the size of the new...
6 mins 5th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed