Instructional Video

Scale Ella

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 zero and one. Using what they learned, individuals scale up a picture by groups enlarging a piece of the picture.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have students create scale drawings of the classroom using different scales
  • Bring in scale models and determine the scale factor using the information given with the model
Classroom Considerations
  • Classmates should be comfortable with basic multiplication facts
  • Includes an answer key with sample solutions
  • Provides an optional homework problem for independent practice
  • None
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