Scale City, KET’s new online math resource, offers middle school teachers and students an engaging way to learn about proportional reasoning.
Eight short videos ranging in length from three to six minutes take viewers to places throughout Kentucky that illustrate scale and scaling. Each video is accompanied by a Flash interactive that allows students and teachers to explore the math and apply it to problems.
The web site includes a wealth of teacher materials—lesson plans, assessments, handouts and activities, vocabulary, resource lists—as well as links to online middle grades math resources developed by KET’s public television partners in Alabama, Arkansas, and Maryland.
The eight modules in Scale City are designed to go from simpler proportional reasoning concepts to more complex ones. They also can be used individually to help students understand specific topics related to proportional reasoning.