This Scale City — Scaling up Recipes and Circles in the Real World video also includes:
What a great big skillet you have. The resource introduces the class to the world's largest stainless steel skillet. The class creates a model of the skillet and a typical 12-inch skillet and compares the relative sizes of their areas. Using the models and other circles, class members develop an approximation of pi.
- Lead a discussion on the effects of scaling a linear measurement to the scale of another linear measurement and a squared measurement
- Activity requires an 11-foot square space
- The class should understand how to calculate area
- Part of a larger Math at the Core MS: Ratios series
- Includes a time frame for the different aspects of the activity
- Contains a notes guide for the video