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Longmeadow

Primary school

Scaling Up Murphy!!

Real life problem solving using scaling

Year 5 have been using their mathematics skills to solve problems.  We found out that Murphy was going to grow to be 5 times his puppy size!  We set about measuring him (which wasn't as easy at it sounds because he wanted to chew our rulers) and then scaled him up to 1:5 ratio.

Then we used our scaling skills on a pirate's treasure map and to solve a murder mystery case where the perimeter of a room that we had to scale up, was a vital clue.