Concepts: Proportions, Conversions, Scale Factor
Description: Students use proportions to create a picture, to
scale, of their chosen/ assigned candy. This project was created
for a 6th grade math lab course (students preforming below
current grade level standards) and is split into 5 days. From
experience, the students typically need 2 – 3 days to draw and
color their picture. With that being said, days 1 and 2 of the
project can be completed on the first day. I just like to have
these as minimum expectations for the students who need
checkpoints, chunking, and/ or work at a slower pace. Day 4 is
for the more advanced students and I do not count this in the
grading portion of the project. It has the students think beyond
the concepts I am assessing.
Grading: I grade for effort and meeting the daily checkpoints.
I don’t have a rubric or answer key for this document. I use a
Group Project Grading Sheets I have for multiple projects
and combine the daily checkpoints for an overall major grade.
The idea for this lesson developed from an amazing math teacher's blog titled Scaling Up Candy Wrappers