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AdministratorOctober 15, 2020 at 7:39 pm
Scale drawings is much more abstract than it appears to those of us (adults) with experience.
I wonder if maybe you used square tiles on the floor of the room and then compared using a much smaller cut out square of paper that will be the actual square.
Could that comparison be helpful for students to gain a better perspective?
Also starting with scaling by doubling / halving first can also be helpful. So taking say a drawing and scaling it up or down by a factor of 2 or 1 half?