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Lesson PurposeThe purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to use and determine scale factors for models and maps. The students will realize the importance of scale factors and how they are used in daily life. The students will see how map scales are used in order for us to know how far it is to a destination as well as the importance of scale factors used in construction. 

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Lesson ObjectivesAt the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1) Determine scale factors. 2) Use scale factors to calculate missing side lengths. 3) Use scale factors to increase and decrease the size of proportional objects. 

Student TargetI can determine scale factors of proportional objects by comparing corresponding side lengths. I can use scale factors to calculate missing side lengths. I can use scale factors to increase and decrease the size of similar figures. 

CCR Focus StandardsNumber and Ratios  Level D
Supporting Standards

Standards for Mathematical Practice
KYAE Employability Standards
