4.MD.A.3

Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.

 
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Venn Do We Use Area or Perimeter?

7th Grade Math » Unit: Exploring Area & Perimeter
7th Grade Math » Unit: Exploring Area & Perimeter
Erica Burnison
Dixon, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Area and perimeter are related concepts which are difficult for students to distinguish.

 
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Making Shutters

7th Grade Math » Unit: Exploring Area & Perimeter
7th Grade Math » Unit: Exploring Area & Perimeter
Erica Burnison
Dixon, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This foldable contains formulas, units, examples, strategies, diagrams, and real life scenarios.

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foldable area perimeter shutters
   

What Does it Look Like?

7th Grade Math » Unit: Exploring Area & Perimeter
7th Grade Math » Unit: Exploring Area & Perimeter
Erica Burnison
Dixon, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The numbers and variable in the equations and formulas represent the structure of the figure.

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what does it look like
   
4th Grade Math » Unit: Graphing and Data
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Teams of students measure seashells in inches and practice identifying benchmark fractions in measurement. They create a line plot with this data and learn to analyze the data using the plot.

 
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shells and student
   

Pumpkin Math! Introduction to Metric Units

4th Grade Math » Unit: Metric Measurement
4th Grade Math » Unit: Metric Measurement
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students get introduced to metric units using pumpkins.

 
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Perimeter Introduction and Exploration

5th Grade Math » Unit: Measurement
5th Grade Math » Unit: Measurement
Cathy Skinner
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

When dimensions change the perimeter, and area, can remain the same!

 
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Dog Pen Problem Solving

4th Grade Math » Unit: Area & Perimeter
4th Grade Math » Unit: Area & Perimeter
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will focus on providing a precise model, precise work, a precise equation, and an accurate answer as they solve area and perimeter word problems.

 
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What Happened to My Soap ?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Using a bar of soap, students discover the meaning of erosion.

 
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kyaking near black hawk
   

Quiz 2: Area & Perimeter Word Problems Using Metric Measurement

4th Grade Math » Unit: Metric Measurement
4th Grade Math » Unit: Metric Measurement
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students take a quiz to help measure their progress in solving word problems involving area and perimeter using metric measurement.

 
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garden photo
   

Farmer John and Farmer Fred Day 1 of 2

7th Grade Math » Unit: Equivalent Expressions
7th Grade Math » Unit: Equivalent Expressions
Erica Burnison
Dixon, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students review the area formula for rectangles as well as become familiar with a model for the distributive property.

 
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Decomposing Large Rectangles

4th Grade Math » Unit: Area & Perimeter
4th Grade Math » Unit: Area & Perimeter
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will explore how to use smaller rectangles and friendly numbers to find the area of larger rectangles.

 
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decomposing
   

Patterns with Perimeter and Area

4th Grade Math » Unit: Measurment
4th Grade Math » Unit: Measurment
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students construct rectangles to build conceptual understanding of area and perimeter and then work on a real life problem.

 
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Perimeter and Area (Are they the Same?)

4th Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
4th Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
Rose Monroe
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Formulas can be used to find the area and perimeter of rectangles.

 
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geo
   

Master those Area and Perimeter Word Problems with Strategies!

4th Grade Math » Unit: Metric Measurement
4th Grade Math » Unit: Metric Measurement
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Language, drawing diagrams, connections to factor pairs and arrays help students solve those confusing metric word problems!

 
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Finding the Perimeter of Odd-Shaped Dog Pens

4th Grade Math » Unit: Area & Perimeter
4th Grade Math » Unit: Area & Perimeter
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will discover how to use known side dimensions to determine unknown side dimensions when finding the perimeter of odd-shaped dog pens.

 
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revising measurements
Common Core Math
 
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