Quest Line:

Previous Quest:

Summary:

Marabola has a partially finished map of the refectory ruins near her, Measure the refectory ruins and use this information to set the correct map scale and complete the map.

Recommendations:

This quest is the only one in the line that can potentially be used to introduce the concept of scale as players are completing a nearly finished map. However, we recommend that the whole line be used as practice and reinforcement instead of as intro material.

* Players are working in a unit of measure called “tooms” which is unique to the game world.

Learning Objectives:

- Players will compare similar figures to determine scale factor
- Players will use properties of similar figures to determine the missing side lengths of figures
- Players will use ratios to create scale drawings
- Players will use units to solve problems

Tools:

Connecting Questions:

- How did you determine what the scale for the map was? Did it matter that the units were not familiar?
- What ratios did you set up to find the missing sides of the building?
- Why is it important that a map is drawn to scale? What would happen if it was not?
- Offer students additional practice with the concept of scale in other situations, i.e – A map legend says that 1 in = 3 miles. If a road on the map is 6 inches, how long is the road in the real world?
- You may also choose to build upon the quest but giving students corresponding problems where they need to complete scale maps with additional shapes – this particular quest uses only rectangles as an introduction.

Additional Resources:

These resources can give students additional practice on ratios and scale factors: