Mathematics At Work 11 Scale Drawings
Specific Curriculum Outcomes
G02 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve scale.
G03 Students will be expected to model and draw 3D objects and their views.
This outcome is similar to G01 from Mathematics 8
G04 Students will be expected to draw and describe exploded views, component parts and scale diagrams of simple 3‑D objects.
G02 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve scale.
G03 Students will be expected to model and draw 3D objects and their views.
This outcome is similar to G01 from Mathematics 8
G04 Students will be expected to draw and describe exploded views, component parts and scale diagrams of simple 3‑D objects.
Activities
 Designing Buildings from Fawn Nguyen  Students examine rooms and windows on "buildings" made from cubes. They also design their own and draw their buildings on 3D dot paper.
 Drawing to Scale: Designing a Garden from Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)  A project for students to design and draw a scale model of a backyard garden.
 Cliko from FoxMind  In this game players attempt to reconstruct 3D structures based on 2D horizontal flat views using a set of geoblocks. The game becomes really intense as you reach the upper levels. Perhaps students could create their own challenges?
 Pentacubes  Ask students to determine how many unique shapes they can make by joining together 5 linking cubes. These are called pentacubes and there are 29 of them. Have students draw one of these pentacubes using isometric, onepoint perspective and orthographic drawings.
 How Big is the Vehicle That Uses Those Tires? from Robert Kaplinsky  You are driving on the freeway when you see a large truck carrying these enormous tires. Use estimation and your understanding of scale to determine size.
 How Much Bigger Should they Make Zoolander's School? from Robert Kaplinsky  Watch a clip from the movie Zoolander and determine how many times bigger Zoolander's school should actually be.
 Isometric Drawing Tool from NCTM Illuminations  A nice online tool to draw isometric figures.

 3D Drawing from NRICH Mathematics  There are a number of ways in which 3D objects can be represented on paper. This article discusses some of these ways as well as providing some problems.
