Lesson Plan

3D Modeling and Scale

A digital rendering of the 1/12th scale plaster model of Mount Rushmore.
A digital rendering of the 1/12th scale plaster model of Mount Rushmore.
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Subject:
Geometry
Duration:
Five to seven 50-minute sessions
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
High School Geometry
Common Core Curriculum Standards (http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/mathematics)
G-GMD.4, G-MG.1, G-MG.2, G-MG.3

Overview

Construct a topographic model of Mount Rushmore. After the model is completed, students use concepts of scale and proportion (similarity concept in math) to calculate the scale of their model by comparing to real-life measurements.

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