Scale the Wall

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How can you fit an entire school on one sheet of paper? You use scale! Scholars measure rooms in the school and, using the correct scale, design a floor plan that includes area calculations with their data.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the activity to creating three-dimensional scale models
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires chart paper, graph paper, markers, yardsticks, or measuring tape
  • Consider having pupils measure rooms in their homes instead of at school
Pros
  • Takes an active approach to exploring the concept of scale; should increase pupils' motivation
Cons
  • May be difficult to send pupils throughout the school unsupervised to collect measurements
Common Core