## Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Surface Area of Composite Shapes - Section 2: Introduction Part 2

The next time I teach this lesson, I think I will remove the 5 questions that I have on the first page of the resource.  These will be questions that I will have in mind but not for students.  I think it will make the problem more rigorous and promote better conversation.  I will just ask students to explain what they would do to find the surface area of each shape.  This will allow students to make sense of the problem (MP1) on their own as opposed to me providing a scaffold.  I will be ready as needed to ask question that assess what they know and questions to push them forward.  Some of those questions will come from those that are currently in the resource.

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# Surface Area of Composite Shapes

Unit 6: Geometry
Lesson 26 of 37

## Big Idea: If a student can find the area of a basic polygon, they can find the surface area of a composite shape.

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Math, volume (3-D Geom), Geometry, surface area, composite, 7th grade
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### Grant Harris

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