# KS3 Curriculum Links

## Geography: Scale 1.3b

Make links between scales to develop understanding of geographical areas.

## Mathematics: Geometry and measures 3.2e

Similarity, including the use of scale.

## Mathematics: Geometry and measures 3.2h

Perimeters, areas, surface areas and volumes.

# KS4 Curriculum Links

## Mathematics: Analysing 2.2a

Make connections with mathematics.

## Mathematics: Analysing 2.2k

Make accurate mathematical diagrams, graphs and constructions on paper and on screen.

# Key words

**Scale:** is the size of one space in comparison to another space or element.

**Hierarchy:** is an order of objects or spaces according to their importance.

# Activity

**Preparation:** Choose two contrasting spaces within the building.

**Create a worksheet:** Divide the sheet in two, one half for each space, and draw a simple section with one line for the floor and one line for the ceiling. Students can draw onto these the number of people who would fit from floor to ceiling.

**Materials:** pencils, a tape measure, paper.

## Steps:

- Explain to the students that we can take measurements of one space and measurements of a neighbouring space and consider them in relation to each other.
- Show the students the two spaces and in pairs ask them:
- In which space does the ceiling feel higher or lower?
- In which space do the doors feel bigger or smaller?
- The students should write down how each space makes them feel using 3 descriptive words (examples include free, light, squashed, happy, curious, amazed). Discuss as a group everyone’s responses.
- Ask each student to measure their height using a tape measure.
- Ask the students to draw, by estimating, how many times they fit

- into the space between the floor and the ceiling.
- By multiplying their height by the number of times it fits into the space between the floor and the ceiling they can calculate the height of the space.
- Repeat for the second space.
- The group can now see if their original estimates were correct.
- As a group, discuss why each space might have been designed to be that size.