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Drawing to Scale: A Garden

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See how design and geometry go hand in hand. The activity asks learners to use geometry to design a backyard garden given dimensions of each feature. Scholars work with ratios and scale to develop an accurate scale drawing that includes the required features. Add this activity to your scale lesson plans!

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have one member of the group measure their own backyard and use it as their template
Classroom Considerations
  • Materials needed include rulers, markers, blank paper, glue sticks, poster paper, graph paper, and scissors
  • If time is limited, use the parts of the scale lesson plan that meet your goals
  • Includes a detailed teacher guide and answer keys
  • Features of the garden contain various shapes and sizes
  • Student work is difficult to assess without a rubric
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