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Note: Figures Not Drawn to Scale

Elizabeth Bremigan 

September 2004, Volume 98, Issue 2, Page 74

Abstract:
Mathematical problems that include a visual representation with the note "Figure not drawn to scale" are analyzed. Strategies that students can use in solving such problems are discussed. Also presented are sample tasks that include a figure not drawn to scale for teachers to use in their own classrooms. Ideas for teaching students to interpret figures not drawn to scale.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Skill and Fluency
Representation
Shapes