Education Technology

Supertall Skyscrapers

Published on 08/14/2010

Activity Overview

Students measure scale drawings of famous "supertall" skyscrapers and solve more proportions to find the heights of other skyscrapers drawn with the same scale.

Key Steps

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    Students measure scale drawings of famous “supertall” skyscrapers and solve more proportions to find the heights of other skyscrapers drawn with the same scale.

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    Students will then use a proportion to find the height of a skyscraper. The worksheet guides students through setting up the proportion, solving the proportion, and find the scale to use for future problems.

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    In the last problem, students use a model of a lighthouse to determine the height of a model of their self. They will also use the Line command to draw a picture of themselves next to the scale drawing.