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THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA
Hope Kabore, Maribel Meekins, Celeste Garza Santoyo, Allen John Wacasey

TOPIC: Ratios, Proportions, and Scaling

TIME: 5 days

TEKS:

Chap. 111.24
(b) Knowledge and Skills
(3) Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking. The student identifies proportional or non-proportional linear relationships in
problem situations and solves problems. The student is expected to:
(A) Compare and contrast proportional and non-proportional linear relationships; and
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(B) Estimate and find solutions to application problems involving percents and other proportional relationships such as
similarity and rates.
(6). Geometry and spatial reasoning.... The student is expected to:
(A) Generate similar figures using dilations including enlargements and reductions
(7). Geometry and spatial reasoning... The student is expected to:
(A). draw three-dimensional figures from different perspectives
(B). use geometric concepts and properties to solve problems in fields such as art and architecture

OBJECTIVES:
 Given a set of numbers, students will use ratios and proportions to determine their relationship with at least 90% accuracy.
 Students will use scaling factors to evaluate relationships between physical objects and drawings
 Given data from the Internet, students in groups of 3 will create a 3D model of a pyramid with at least 90% accuracy.

LESSONS

Day 1 – Introduction to Egyptian Pyramids
 Watch Video 1 from Building the Great Pyramid to introduce them to pyramids and spark their interest. (10 min.)
 Pass out article: A Short Introduction to the Pyramids of Egypt by Jimmy Dunn on the Pyramids of Giza (stop after “128
magical spells of the Pyramid text).
 Have students read silently then share in groups of 4
 Have each group write key facts about the story on poster board and share with the class
 Teacher checks posters for understanding and reads article to the whole class
 Homework: Students research the Pyramids of Giza online at Nova Online – Pyramids The Inside Story and record important
facts.

Day 2 – Scale model of the Great Pyramid
 Use NOVA Online Adventure lesson to introduce the concept of ratios, proportions, and scaling.
 Complete guided practice to ensure the concept of scaling and how to use scaling when constructing models is understood.
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   Have students in groups of 3 to create scaled down model of the Khafre and Menkaure pyramids.
   Homework: Students will research online and/or at the library plans/drawing of the Giza pyramids to use for their 3D model

Day 3 – Project work day
 In groups of 4, students will select one set of maps/drawing using the information gathered from the homework to use for their
model of the Giza complex.
 Students will choose materials, a scale and calculate the appropriate dimensions for their model.
 Teacher verifies measurements and understanding of ratios, proportion, and scaling before building phase
 Students start building

Day 4 – Project work day (Building Phase)
 Students finish building and present work to class and teacher for feedback
 Students finalize models

Day 5 – Presentations
 Each group presents their model
 Students write reflections in their journal about pyramids and concept learned
 Students explain how they were able to use ratio and proportions to scale down a 3-dimensional object.
 Students can complete a self-assessment to see what the student feels they knew before they began the project and what
they know after completing the project.

Evaluation:
Daily
 Informal: Observation
 Formal: Formative assessment on work turned in from Day 1 and 2 (graded)
Summative
MATERIALS: Paper, graph paper, scissors, glue, ruler, poster board, journals, cardboard, cardstock paper, and markers.
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DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

Musical                               Mathematical/
Linguistic
Building the Great                            Logical
A Short Introdution
Pyramid Video                                Scaling                         to the Pyramids
Model Building                      Journal Entry
NOVA Online &                      NOVA Online &
Homework                        homework research
Research                         Presentations

Interpersonal                                RATIOS
Poster Board                              PROPORTION
Activity                                                                         Kinesthetic
SCALING
Group Discusions                                                                   Model Building
FACTORS
Model Building &                                                                    Poster Board
Activity
Presentations

Intrapersonal                           Spatial
Journal entry                       Model Buiding
NOVA Online &
Homework Research
A Short Introdution
to the Pyramids
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REFERENCES:

http://www.eyelid.co.uk/Egyptian_Videos/Building-Pyramid1.html

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/pyramidintroduction.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/index.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/geometry/model.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/geometry/print.html

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