Teachers' Domain, Module 2: Using Scale City To Teach Proportional Reasoning, published January 24, 2011, retrieved on ,
Clicking on "View" at the left under "Teacher Activity" takes you to Teaching Module 2: Using Scale City To Teach Proportional Reasoning. This interactive teaching module provides a tour of the resources and mathematics explored in Scale City: The Road to Proportional Reasoning, an online resource designed for classroom use.
Scale City: The Road to Proportional Reasoning is organized into eight learning modules:
Dinosaur World: One Dimensional Scaling
Louisville Slugger Museum: Similar Triangles
The World of Mural Painting: Two Dimensional Scaling
Miniature Land: Three Dimensional Scaling
World Chicken Festival: Scaling Up Recipes and Circles
Sky-Vue Drive-in: Inverse Proportions
Belle of Louisville: Musical Scale
Kentucky Horse Park: Time, Distance, and Speed
Each “destination” along the virtual road trip features a three- to six-minute video fieldtrip and a related activity (an interactive simulation). This teaching module includes links to and brief descriptions of the video "fieldtrips" as well as step-by-step instructions for the interactive simulations and the final interactive, the Scale City quiz.
The content of this teaching module is presented in multiple ways:
Links to Scale City Resources
This teaching module includes descriptions and links to the 3-5 minute video and the interactive simulation found in each of the eight Scale City modules. Clicking on the links will open up a new window. If you encounter problems playing the video, such as stopping or skipping, the video may need more time to buffer. Just pause the video until buffering is complete. When you're finished watching, close the link to continue with the module.
This teaching module provides video tutorials and additional tips on using the interactive simulations found in the eight Scale City modules as well as the final interactive quiz. The tutorials open up in a new window. When you're finished viewing the video, close the link to continue with the module.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.