Creating scale models of Harry Potter’s bedroom

Y6 have been having fun in maths lessons creating scale models of Harry Potter’s bedroom at Hogwarts. Using their knowledge of scale and ratio, our Junior School pupils worked in groups to choose from a list of items and scale down real-life dimensions by a scale factor of 10. They then made the items from cm squared paper, also choosing their own items to make; estimating the real dimensions before working out the scaled down dimensions. The two groups created fabulous looking bedrooms, and most importantly, they were perfectly in proportion thanks to some careful scale work.

Karen Richardson, Junior School Teacher