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Learning ratios and proportions through scale drawings (SMILE)

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Author:Erwin Laskey, Eugene Field School
Description: A lesson designed to teach students that a ratio is a comparison between two numbers; that a proportion is an equivalent relation between two ratios; and that scale drawings are ratios; so that they will be able to make a scale drawing of the classroom. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Ratio/Proportion

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