Dilations and Scale Factors
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Trigonometry - HSG-SRT.A.1b
What are Scale Factors? Playing with objects is fun, right? Sometimes you want to make an object smaller than it originally is, sometimes larger. Like how easy it is to fold and unfold clothes. We shrink them to fix them in a small area and open them to fit on our bodies. Fun, right? Just like that, number dimensions can also be switched to make shapes bigger or smaller. A number used for multiplying dimensions to get another shape that looks exactly the same but is either bigger or smaller is known is Scale Factor. Let's take an example that you have a square with a measurement of one foot on each side. To make it bigger, we will use the scale factor of two, so each side of the square will be multiplied by two. This will make the square bigger, and now it will have measurements of two-foot. Now let's say we have a triangle that is two-inch in height and one inch in its width. We will use the scale factor of 1/2 to make the triangle smaller than it's the original shape. Now, the triangle would be one inch high and 0.5 inches long.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Coordinate Dilations
Step-by-step Lesson - Move a rectangle along the coordinate
graph by a scale factor dilation.
- Guided Lesson -
The graphs are oversized so that they can be clearly read and worked
- Guided Lesson Explanation
- Break out the ink for this one, sorry. It was the only way to
properly explain the whole thing.
- Practice Worksheet
- Lots of rectangles and lots of movements.
- Matching Worksheet
- The matching is once again not mind boggling at all here.
- Intuitive Notion of Dilation
Worksheet Five Pack - I sure wish I could dilate random items,
that would be neato! I would start with my closet.
- Dilation and Similarity Worksheet
Five Pack - We jump back to the coordinate plane for these.
- Dilations Worksheet Five Pack
- Let's shift these things all over the place.
Show us how the shape is changed on a coordinate system based on the dilation.
The reason I made these so large is so that students have no trouble seeing the exact coordinates.
Math Skill Quizzes
I through a number of fun images here, just to lock down the concept.