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Scale drawings

3 videos
2 skills
Now that you understand lines, you can put lines together to create drawings. A scale drawing depicts an actual object that has been reduced (or enlarged) by a certain amount. The "scale" shows the relationship between those two sizes. After this set of tutorials, you can draw your bedroom "to scale" and practice rearranging your furniture!

Interpreting a scale drawing

VIDEO 4:26 minutes
Understand how a scale drawing is converted into real numbers using the scale factor.

Solve a scale drawing word problem

VIDEO 5:51 minutes
See how we solve a word problem by using a scale drawing and finding the scale factor.

Interpreting scale drawings


How to make a scale drawing

VIDEO 3:18 minutes
An urban planner needs your help in creating a scale drawing. Let's use our knowledge about scale factor, length, and area to assist.

Constructing scale drawings