Proportional Scaling

This Proportional Scaling video also includes:

It is not as simple as scaling. MIT researchers explain that a micro engine cannot just be a proportional scaling of a working larger engine. The Math at the Core: Ratios resource compares the proportions involved with the surface area and volume when a figure is scaled.

4 Views 6 Downloads
CCSS: Designed
Additional Tags
Instructional Ideas
  • Research how an engine generates electricity
  • Create a composite three-dimensional figure and have the class determine the surface area and volume of a scaled version of the figure
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should understand the calculation of surface area and volume of a cube
Pros
  • Provides teaching tips
  • Includes a diagram to illustrate the comparison of the scale of surface area and the scale of volume
Cons
  • None