Scale Drawings Worksheets

How to Create Scale Drawings - It does not come as a surprise that sometimes, drawing the actual size of a real-life object is not possible. It is either too big for the paper or too small. So, what do we do if a mathematical question involves drawing a real-life object? It is where scaled drawings come in. Consider you have to draw a rectangular flowerpot that is 60cm long and 30cm wide. You have to draw this on a basic A4-size sheet. You choose a suitable scale. If you are using a basic cm-inch basic ruler, you know that it is usually 15cm long. Considering all these factors, I decided to represent 1 cm by 5cm. Which means if I have to draw a 5cm real-life line, I will draw a 1cm line on my A4-size sheet. Now what you have to do; use a Unitary method to solve it;
1 cm = 5 cm
x cm = 30 cm
y cm = 60 cm
By doing this, we know that to represent the length of the flower pot, we need to draw a 12 cm line, and for the height, we need to draw 6 cm line.

  • Basic Lesson

    Guides students solving equations that involve scale drawings. Demonstrates answer checking. The length of the thruway is 600 miles. If 0.5 inch represents 50 miles, what is the length of the thruway on the map?

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  • Intermediate Lesson

    Demonstrates how to solve more difficult problems. If one inch represents 10 feet, what dimensions would you use to make a scale drawing of a building 20 feet by 40 feet?

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  • Independent Practice 1

    A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of scale drawings. Dimensions of a building are 200 feet by 140 feet. If 1 inch represents 20 feet, what are the dimensions of the building on the drawing?

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  • Independent Practice 2

    Students find a series of scale drawings in assorted problems. The answers can be found below. The length of the highway is 550 miles. If 1 inch represents 65 miles, what is the length of the highway on the map?

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  • Homework Worksheet

    Students are provided with problems to achieve the concepts of scale drawings.

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  • Skill Quiz

    This tests the students ability to evaluate scale drawings.

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  • Answer Key

    Answers for math worksheets, quiz, homework, and lessons.

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Fun thought of the day...

Math is like love;
a simple idea,
but it can get complicated.