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Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.

 
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How Much Paint Do We Need?

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson is a real world task that combines many skills the students have learned throughout the school year.

 
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bat house paint
   

Design Your Dream House

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
Sarah Maffei
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Area and perimeter come alive when you design your own space

 
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dream house area
   

Building a Dog Kennel Day 3

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Using Multiplication to Find Area
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Using Multiplication to Find Area
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be able to use strategies to solve real-world problems involving area and perimeter.

 
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kennel teamwork 2
   

Building a Dog Kennel Day 2

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Using Multiplication to Find Area
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Using Multiplication to Find Area
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be able to use strategies to solve real-world problems involving area and perimeter.

 
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dog kennel lane
   

Great Buildings of the World: Create Your Own! (Day 1)

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Geometry in Architecture
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Geometry in Architecture
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Creating their own building is a hands-on, minds-on way for students to explore how polygons create 3D solids.

 
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40sia siena  piazza del campo palazzo pubblico
   

What is Area?

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
Sarah Maffei
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Area is the concept of covering a region with “unit squares”.

 
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fence perimeter area
   

Using Area as an Architect (Stations Day 1)

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Area and Perimeter
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Area and Perimeter
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this multi-day activity, students make 3 different models of an orphanage floor plan using Google Drawing, Virtual Graphpaper, and a construction of rectilinear shapes, to calculate the area of each room using units square.

 
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Building a Dog Kennel Days 4-6

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Using Multiplication to Find Area
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Using Multiplication to Find Area
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be able to use strategies to solve real-world problems involving area and perimeter.

 
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boys creating kennel space
   

Area Of Names

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement
Diane Siekmann
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Creating names with block letters students calculate area of irregular shapes. This activity also make a real world application to the popular video game Minecraft.

 
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minecraft
   

Great Buildings of the World: Create Your Own! (Day 2)

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Geometry in Architecture
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Geometry in Architecture
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Creating their own building is a hands-on, minds-on way for students to explore how polygons create 3D solids.

 
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great bldg day 2 lesson image8450
   

Length x Width

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
Sarah Maffei
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Breaking figures into smaller squares and rectangles allows me to multiply to find the area

 
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lxw
   

Design Your Dream House- Day 2

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
Sarah Maffei
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Area comes alive when you design your own space.

 
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house exterior design
   

Great Buildings of the World: Create Your Own! (Day 3)

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Geometry in Architecture
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Geometry in Architecture
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Creating their own building is a hands-on, minds-on way for students to explore how polygons create 3d solids.

 
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Resources (18)
 
Reflections (1)
great bldg day 3 8452
   

Area as an Architect (Stations Day 4 & Discussion)

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Area and Perimeter
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Area and Perimeter
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Math Matters! Students can use their understanding of area to have a meaningful debate about a building plan.

 
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floor plan
   

Filling in the Middle

2nd Grade Math » Unit: Area, Perimeter and More Measurement
2nd Grade Math » Unit: Area, Perimeter and More Measurement
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Perimeter is the outside, and area is the inside of a figure. Students can use both concepts to work with geometric shapes.

 
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A square with side length 1 unit, called “a unit square,” is said to have “one square unit” of area, and can be used to measure area.

A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units.

Common Core Math
 
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