For this Geometry Project, I used Book Creator as a template for students to display their work. For the project, the students pick an item make a scaled-up version out of materials of their choice. Students make a copy of the book template in the library and rename it with their name. Then they go through the template as they complete their project. Once they are done with their scaled item, get to make a comic using pictures they take of their original object and their scaled-up object. When they are all done, the class can view each other’s work in the library.
Instructions: Click here to access a Google Doc with full project description
Step 1: Choose an object in your house that you want to scale. Make sure you choose something that is 3D, so it is not flat like a piece of paper.
Step 2: Measure your object. It may help to draw a sketch of your item and label each part you measure
Step 3: Choose your Scale Factor and record your calculations here.
Step 4: Make a plan and choose your materials.
Step 5: Get to work! Don’t forget to take progress pictures!
Step 6: Make a comic using pictures of your original and scaled object.
3 Replies to “Geometry Scaling Project Using Book Creator”
This is a really great math lesson! I love being able to see different ways to use technology in the math class. It is a very clear lesson! I would love to use something like this with my 7th graders and in our geometry unit.
I really enjoyed how this book was interactive for your students, and how it is aesthetically pleasing. Such a cool way to integrate math into a book format.
A very clever way to teach geometry. Very personalized with students choosing a personal object, following the scaling exercise, then creating a graphic novel-style follow up. It amps up chances for students to explore their creativity.
I’m sure the results would be loads of fun for students to create and share. Plus you would have the opportunity or students to explain their process and check each other’s computations. So much learning!