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Dilations, Scale Factors & Transformations Lesson Plan

Subject Math
Grade Level Grades 7-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment


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Ever wondered how to teach dilations, scale factors, and scale drawings in an engaging way to your 7th and 8th grade math students?

In this lesson plan, students will learn about dilations, scale factors, scale drawings, and their real-life applications. Through artistic and interactive guided notes, check for understanding, practice worksheets, and self-checking pixel art activities, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of these mathematical concepts.

The lesson begins with guided notes that introduce the concepts of dilatations, scale factors, scale drawings, and similar figures. The notes include embedded checks for understanding, practice worksheets to reinforce the concepts, and a real-life application of math.

Following the guided notes, students will engage in self-checking pixel art activities on Google Sheets. These activities provide immediate feedback, with incorrect answers staying red and correct answers turning green to reveal a mystery picture. This interactive and creative approach helps students practice dilations, scale factors, and scale drawings while having fun.

The lesson culminates with a real-life example that explores how dilations and scale drawings are applied in the real world. This application helps students see the relevance and practicality of the mathematical concepts they have learned.

By the end of this lesson plan, students will have a solid understanding of dilations, scale factors, scale drawings, and similar figures. They will be able to apply these concepts to solve problems and recognize their importance in various real-life situations.



Dilations & Scale Factors Lesson Plan PDF.pdf

Lesson Plan
September 29, 2023
0.8 MB
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Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, such as computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.
Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.


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