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323 resources with the concept scale

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Waves and Music

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Strike the right chord with a musical lesson! The teacher provides a lecture on the mechanics of a pan flute. Pupils build their own pan flutes by using straws and calculating the lengths to create a scale. After cutting the straws to an...
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Measure the Diameter of the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Measuring the diameter of the sun may get a little heated, but using an indirect approach can help individuals keep their cool. Learners use the reflection of the sun to measure how long it takes for it to move one diameter. Using the...
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Modeling Eclipses with Size and Distance Scales

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Size within the solar system is a difficult thing for pupils to imagine. Using everyday objects, they build models to show the scale between the sun, moon, and Earth. They situate their props in proportional distances between the objects...
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Scale Ella

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Develop a sense of scale. After watching a video about scaling up and scaling down objects, the class participates in a discussion around scale factors. Pupils make a connection between scaling using division and scale factors between...
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Finding Your Place on the Scale (Logarithms)

For Students 9th - 12th
Linear scales are the standard that most graphs and data use. Converting data to a logarithmic scale can be tricky, but a video presentation thoroughly describes the process. Using visual imagery and specific examples, the lesson...
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Looking at Numbers of Births Using a Line Graph

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Was there a baby boom? Using census data, class members take a look at the number of 8-11 year olds and determine their birth years. Scholars create a double line graph to compare the number of births for two states for several years....
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For Teachers 8th Standards
Don't toy with using a fun lesson. Scholars design new toys and then create scale drawings. They determine the volume and surface area of the toys, and then research prices of raw materials to estimate the manufacturing costs.
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How do I Create a Scaled Model of a Full-Sized Basketball Court?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take mathematics to the hoop! Pairs first measure the linear distances on a basketball court. Using those measurements, they determine the scale lengths to create a scaled model. To finish the activity, learners create models of the...
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The Wheels on the Bus

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Find a cheaper way to keep buses going round and round. Small groups use their knowledge of ratios and proportions to find ways to save money on school transportation. The teams determine the number of miles buses currently travel by...
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Area and Volume of Similar Solids: Similar Solids

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Five questions make up an interactive designed to boosts knowledge of area and volume of solid figures. Question types include multiple-choice, true or false, and fill-in-the-blank. A scale model changes measurement to provide a visual...
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Solar System Scale

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Extremely large or extremely small numbers are difficult to comprehend. To help understand the massive scale of the solar system, learners complete two activities. First, they create a model to compares the size of the bodies in the...
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Grades 7-8 Solving Equations

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Create a similar blueprint. The differentiated lesson has pupils work in teams to create a brochure, scale model, or blueprint of a selected house with some minor changes. Once finished, team members present their final projects to the...
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For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Just how much of each ingredient is required? The resource works a few examples of scaling a recipe to feed more or fewer people than outlined. Pupils follow the examples to work out similar problems.
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Proportions and Scale: Problem Solving Plan, Proportions

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Slide into a lesson on proportions. A slider interactive lets users adjust three of the four values in a proportion and automatically updates the fourth value. Scholars use the interactive to help answer a set of challenge questions on...
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Moons in Comparison

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Just how big is Earth's moon? With a hands-on simulation, scholars use Play-Doh to model the sizes of the planets Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and their moons. They make predictions as a class, work together to make their models, and discuss...
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2009 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Two transportation companies must decide the best way to compete. How will that decision affect their prices? Using College Board materials, future test takers examine the problem and think critically to solve it. Other prompts examine...
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Explore 3D Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the creativity of your pupils in a design challenge! Learners use a two-dimensional image as inspiration to design a three-dimensional object that has a practical use. Their designs are specific to assigned professions, and they...
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Which Life Form Really Dominates Earth?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans only make up 0.01 percent of all life forms on Earth. We sure know how to make an impact though! An episode of the It's Okay to be Smart series examines the proportion of different species that inhabit Earth. The narrator compares...
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Similar Shapes

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Similar shapes are all about the scale. Given seven problems, pupils use scale factors to determine measurements within similar shapes. While solving the problem, scholars also determine whether two figures are similar and use area and...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 7th Grade Math – Target E

For Teachers 7th Standards
How well do your classes understand scale? You'll certainly know after they answer the set of eight questions from an informative and helpful presentation. Questions include items from coordinate geometry, similar triangles, and scale...
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Proportional Scaling

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
It is not as simple as scaling. MIT researchers explain that a micro engine cannot just be a proportional scaling of a working larger engine. The Math at the Core: Ratios resource compares the proportions involved with the surface area...
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Math with Jake: Frequencies and Pitch

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Be an octave above the rest. A musician explains how to write music in different time signatures. An interesting resource continues to demonstrate ratios using the pitch of musical notes and hertz. Pupils use a pitch table and determine...
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Math with Jake: Transposition Using Ratios

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The star of the show is ratios. The informative resource explains how to transpose music using ratios. Individuals transpose the song "Twinkle, Twinkle" in the activity by applying their ratio skills. The activity challenges class...
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Math with Jake: Music Transposition

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What's that sound? Transpose music proportionally using a ukulele. A ukulele artist explains how math is beneficial in transposing songs written in one key to another. The video demonstrates that transposing keeps the ratio between the...