Prompt 24: Length Scale Factors

Questions:

  1. Which methods leads most seamlessly to area scale factors and volume scale factors?
  2. Is there an argument for method 2 being helpful to practice algebraic manipulation?
  3. Imagine you had a scenario in which there was a missing length on both similar shapes. Which method might be least confusing in this case?
  4. Which method connects most effectively to scientific concepts learnt in school regarding scaling things up or down – i.e. Antman is made 100 times smaller in length. How will this affect the strength of his muscles?

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