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Similarity refers to figures that are the same size and same shape. We can use proportions and similar figures to predict the height of objects in photographs. For this mini project, you are to take a digital picture of yourself standing next to a TALL object. (It is preferable that you take the picture next to something you can NOT measure the height of.) Then you will print your picture and use it to PREDICT how tall your object is. To do this, think about the properties we have used in class relating to similarity and proportions.

Common Core Alignment: 7.RP.2

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Feel free to look around my store! Most of my products are investigations or activities that require students to apply their knowledge through a hands on experience. For now, activities are mostly based on high school Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.
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great idea:)
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On  September 14, 2013,  Buyer said:
thanks! looks good and easy to copy right away for student hand outs
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On  April 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
Love this idea. We just finished the similarity unit a couple weeks ago so I'll have to wait until next year to try it - can't wait! Thanks!
On  April 7, 2013StefBub answered:
I, too, have already covered similarity this year, but I came across an idea this weekend in regards to surface area and this project. There is an article from Scholastic Math that explores the surface area of buildings. What if students were to take a picture of a building and use similarity properties of the photo to make a prediction as to the SA of the real building? This then could of course translate into how much siding, brick, etc is needed.
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On  March 7, 2013Magischool (TpT Seller) said:
Thanks for sharing this great resource! I like your style and I'm interested in your products and store! I'm your new follower! You can visit my store, download my 6 free products and leave a comment if you wish! Hugs from Hernan!!!
On  March 12, 2013StefBub answered:
You're welcome! I hope you and your students enjoy the project. I will check out your store as well.
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On  February 4, 2013Mrs D's classroom (TpT Seller) said:
What a creative idea! Thanks for sharing!
On  March 2, 2013StefBub answered:
You're welcome. I hope you and your students have fun with it!
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On  January 22, 2013Teaching High School Math (TpT Seller) said:
This is an awesome idea - thanks!
On  March 2, 2013StefBub answered:
You're welcome. I hope you and your students have fun with it!
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On  January 11, 2013ClassCrown (TpT Seller) said:
This is a great resource. Thank you! =)
On  March 2, 2013StefBub answered:
You're welcome. I hope you and your students have fun with it!
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