How do I Create a Scaled Model of a Full-Sized Basketball Court?

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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 court using the calculated measurements.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Allow teams to use any playing field, not just a basketball court
  • Lead a discussion on how to easily find ratios of areas if ratios of lengths are known
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to a gym to measure the basketball court
Pros
  • Includes a rubric for scoring
  • Contains questions requiring geometric analysis
Cons
  • None
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