Scaling Principle for Volumes

Review the principles of scaling areas and draws a comparison to scaling volumes with a third dimensional measurement. The exercises continue with what happens to the volume if the dimensions are not multiplied by the same constant. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Though the lesson divides the work for the first exercise, it may be beneficial for each pupil to do all the calculations
  • If the class is well versed in the scaling properties for area, you can skip the opening exercise or assign it as homework before the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Some may have difficulty simplifying the ratios
  • The ninth installment of a 14-part series

  • The lesson plan contains scaffolding suggestions throughout
  • If it is necessary to split the lesson over two days, suggestions include what to use on the first day and how to continue on the second day

  • None