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Measurement, Scale, and Theater Arts

David Johnston 

April 2004, Volume 9, Issue 8, Page 412

Abstract:
A middle-school project that challenged students to design scale models of three-dimensional blocks used in theater programs. Students applied skills such as measurement, proportionality, and spatial reasoning in a cooperative setting.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Communication
Grades 6-8
Performance-based assessments
Teacher
Length
Modeling
Manipulatives
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Surface Area
Ratios / Proportions
Volume
Time / Money