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Description:

It seems commonsense that when the dimensions of an object are doubled, the area is doubled as well. You can use this applet to investigate this misconception. Students can see how changes in the scale factor influence the ratio of perimeters and the ratio of areas between two figures.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Perimeter,Process skills,Scale,Middle School,NSDL,Area,Grade 8,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184826301T,Visualization,Grade 6,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Measurement,Informal Education,Mathematics,Education,Grade 7

Language:

English

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