Math Snacks: Scale Ella


Uploaded by LearningGamesLab on 01.03.2012

Transcript:
No! Not Scaleo!
It's Scaleo! He's escaping!
Halt!
Ssssssssssss-caleo!
Leaping lizards!
Scaleo has increased the size of my walkie-talkie
by a factor of two.
It is now too large to remove from the holster!
This is a job for Scale Ella!
Oh! Oh! Oh!
Janice texted me that Matt says that Eli says that Gerritt says
that Pamela says that James said he likes me,
and wants to know if I like him!
No way! What are you going to do?
Um... Um...
I'm going to text her to tell him to tell her to tell him
to tell her to tell him that I like him too. (giggle)
Oh, how I despise text messaging! I'll show them.
Ssssssssssss-caleo!
Holy cow! Look at my thumbs!
I - I - I - I can't text! This is impossible!
Janice is waiting for me to text her back.
I can't press the buttons. Oh, James!
Oh, no! It looks like your thumbs have been scaled up.
This looks like a job for Scale Ella.
Scale Ella, we need you!
Don't panic, ladies.
I can solve your problem using scale factor.
Your thumbs were 2 inches tall.
Now, they are 10 inches tall.
2 times what is 10?
Five! Five is the scale factor!
Now, to set things right.
I can change the width, depth, and height!
My scaling power is outta-sight!
How's that, honey?
My giant thumbs fit perfectly on the keys again.
Thank you, Scale Ella!
Don't thank me, thank ... mathematics.
Drat! Foiled again.
I really like that nail polish.
I hate everything, and everyone annoys me.
Rrr! That Scale Ella! She's always ruining my fun.
Now that is annoying.
I hate fancy cars with screechy tires! I'll fix that.
Ssssssssssss-caleo!
Zounds!
Look at what that horrible creature has done to my
my ultra-cool tires.
Scale Ella, I need you!
What seems to be the problem, young lady?
That horrible creature has scaled my tires down.
My car is all out of proportion!
Let's use scale factor!
Her tires were 21 inches tall.
Now, they are 7 inches tall.
21 times what is 7?
Divide both sides by 21.
What equals 7 over 21?
Reduce 7 over 21 to 1/3.
1/3 is my scale factor!
Now, to set things right.
I can change the width, depth, and height!
My scaling power is outta-sight!
How's that?
(laughs) Nice ride!
Thank you, Scale Ella!
Jeepers Creepers!
That interfering do-gooder gives me a headache!
Scaleo! Stop, you scoundrel!
Ssssssssssss-caleo!
Great Gatsby!
Scaleo's made a giant roach!
It will destroy the city!
I agree!
I wonder how many times larger he has made the roach?!
I am too frightened to make a calculation like that.
Me too. We need Scale Ella!
Fear not, citizens. I will compute the scale factor.
A cockroach is about an inch long.
But now, the roach is 50 feet long. That's 600 inches!
What times 1 equals 600?
In other words, 600 divided by what is 1?
600 divided by 600 is 1.
The roach is scaled up by a scale factor of 600.
Now, to set things right.
I can change the width, depth, and height!
My scaling power is outta-sight!
You stupid roach! What are you doing?
We have a city to destroy. Aaah!
Arr!
Scale Ella, you've foiled me today but I'll be back
with a plan that is five times as big,
or maybe ten times as big, and then I'll finish you!
Ah hah hah hah hah haaa!
Scale Ella, you saved the city with your powers!
But where is Scaleo?
He escaped this time,
but I'll be ready for him if he ever comes back.
Five times as ready, or maybe 10 times as ready.