Illuminations: In Your Shadow

Students extend their knowledge of proportions to solving problems dealing with similarity.

They measure the heights and shadows of familiar objects and use indirect measurement to find the heights of things that are much bigger in size, such as a flagpole, a school building, or a tree.


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Math Topics
Measurement & Time
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade

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