Reflection: Modeling Area of Composite Shapes - Section 1: Introduction


This introduction to the lesson is presented in a direct instruction way.  As I have started shifting to a more student led approach I have made some minor tweaks to how the examples begin.  Instead of telling students how to solve the problem while modeling it, I let them work on the problem by themselves.  After they have attempted to solve the problem on their own we can return to the given steps and see if they match the process used.

  Adjustments to the Introduction
  Modeling: Adjustments to the Introduction
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Area of Composite Shapes

Unit 6: Geometry
Lesson 4 of 37

Objective: SWBAT find the area of composite shapes by finding the sum of the areas of its component shapes

Big Idea: Students build on the previous lesson to find the area of composite shapes.

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Math, areas, Geometry, Rectilinear, composite shapes, perimeter
  45 minutes
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