Zombie Scale (Math)


Students will draw a scale model of their previously designed structure and use scale factor to find volume and surface area.


This is the last lesson in a series of 4 math lessons that explore various concepts related to disaster survival. The initial lesson will discuss exponential growth using a "zombie virus" as an example, leading students to consider how to survive a zombie apocalype. In subsequent lessons students will use triangulation to determine how far away an object (zombie) is and determine volume and surface area of 3D structures and design a personal "survival" structure. In this lesson students will learn how scale factor effects surface area and volume and draw a scale model of the structure they previously designed.

  • Students should have their structure drawing on dot paper from lesson #3; Zombie Volume, for this activity.

Lesson Times

1-2 days
1-2 Class Period

Industries / Subjects / Grades

K-12 Subjects
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
Grade Levels
  • 10

Standards and Objectives


California Math Common Core Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will draw a scale drawing of a 3D object.
  • Students will use scale factor is find volume and surface area.

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