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Enlargements

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Enlargements. In the right column below are links to related online activities, videos and teacher resources.

A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Enlargements Starters:

Big Bieber: If the dimensions of an object double, its volume increases by a factor of eight.

Middle of Centres: Find the midpoint of the line joining the centres of enlargement.

Star Wars Day: Estimate the size of an alien given the size of their hand. This could be an introduction to scale factors.

 

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Featured Activity

Roman Numerals Jigsaw

Roman Numerals Jigsaw

This is a wonderful activity for someone who does not know Roman numerals. By completing the activity an understanding of the symbols develops and a great sense of achievement is enjoyed.

 

Curriculum for Enlargements:

Year 6

Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found more...

Years 7 to 9

Pupils should be taught to identify and construct congruent triangles, and construct similar shapes by enlargement, with and without coordinate grids more...

Years 10 and 11

Pupils should be taught to compare lengths, areas and volumes using ratio notation and/or scale factors; make links to similarity (including trigonometric ratios) more...

Pupils should be taught to interpret and use fractional {and negative} scale factors for enlargements more...

Pupils should be taught to apply the concepts of congruence and similarity, including the relationships between lengths, {areas and volumes} in similar figures more...

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Notes:

When areas and volumes are enlarged the results are far from intuitive. Doubling the dimensions of a rectangle produces a similar shape with four times the volume! Doubling the dimensions of a cuboid produces a similar shape with eight times the volume!

The activities provided are intended to give pupils experiences of dealing with enlargements so that they better understand the concept and are able to produce diagrams, make models and answer questions on this subject.

Once positive scale factors have been mastered the notion of fractional and negative scale factors await discovery!

Enlargements Activities:

Map Scales: Test your understanding of map scales expressed as ratios with this self marking quiz.

Similar Shapes: Questions about the scale factors of lengths, areas and volumes of similar shapes.

Transformations: Draw transformations online and have them instantly checked. Includes reflections, translations, rotations and enlargements.

Enlargements Videos:

Enlargement by a scale factor: A Maths teacher goes through the idea of enlarging a shape from a centre of enlargement.

Enlargements: How to enlarge a shape by a positive scale factor and a centre of enlargement. Includes a scale factor less than 1 and a centre of enlargement inside the shape.

Negative Enlargement: A video from MathsWatch about Enlargement by a Negative Scale Factor.

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