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Scale City | Scaling Up Rectangles in the Real World

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In this video, students explore Depression-era post office murals and modern outdoor murals to learn how artists use proportional reasoning and measurement to create large-scale paintings. The video ends with the question, "How do artists use math to create large-scale paintings?" In the accompanying classroom activity, students create a group mural by using a predetermined scale factor to increase the size of a rectangular print or drawing.

West Virginia | Pipefitter and the Pythagorean Theorem

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An apprentice pipefitter explains how he uses math and science in his every day work tasks in this video for WV Steam. 

Water Water

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Learn about the great distances water travels in order to enter the Berkeley Springs, West Virginia International Water Tasting competition, the qualities judges are looking for in the winning entries, and the impact winning can have on the entrants.

Average Practice Time

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In this video segment from TV 411, world champion figure skaters, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, are interviewed. They demonstrate some of their routines and talk about their practice schedule. Then they help a fan figure out the average number of hours they practice each day.