Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SCRIBE: Dimentions of a Sphere (scale factors)

Hey everybody, in today's class we did some problems one scale factors we also talked a little about QUADRILATERALS - Any 4 sided figure ( Trapezoid, Parallelogram, Rectangle, Rhombus and the Square).

Back to scale factors, Scale factors ALWAYS talks about length. You have to be careful and watch when your doing problems on scale thou because area is NOT length. One of the problems we did was we had to find the area of a trapezoid. In this problem the scale was 1:20 so you would multiply your area by 20 squared not 20 because area is NOT length. Its the same with volume you would multiply it by 20 cubed. An easy way to remember this is

Example :




1 squared : 4 squared

1: 16


1 cubed : 4 cubed

1: 64

You also have to remember to indicate your units of measurement and weather its squared or cubed. So for example cm squared, and always remember to show your work.

The slides from today's class are posted below with all the problems we did and the homework assignment.

The next scribe will be RYAN

see yall tomorrow =D