## Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Building a Dog Kennel Day 1 - Section 3: Mini-Lesson

This project will be one of high interest and will be a real world application for students. They can all relate to needing space for a pet to be cared for, realize that each animal needs a separate "area within a larger area" and will begin to visualize that distribution of space.

It is important in the beginning phases to let the students work according to their current understandings, in order to gain data for future lessons.  The CCSS 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7, and 3.MD.8 are very complex standards that are new to many children.  The more "hands on" activities available to them the better.  This project will allow exploration and concept development for all four standards.

Motivation
Problem-based Approaches: Motivation

# Building a Dog Kennel Day 1

Unit 3: Using Multiplication to Find Area
Lesson 6 of 12

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

Print Lesson
17 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
Subject(s):
Math, area (Measurement), multiplication, strategies, arrays, skip counting, square units, math partnerhip, decomposes, rectangular regions, spatial structuring, partition, manipulatives, math talk
50 minutes

### Michelle Marcus

##### Similar Lessons

###### Sorting Out Perimeter
7th Grade Math » Exploring Area & Perimeter
Big Idea: The structure of the figure is what determines the formulas for area and perimeter.
Favorites(2)
Resources(16)
Dixon, CA
Environment: Suburban

###### Using Area as an Architect (Stations Day 1)
3rd Grade Math » Area and Perimeter
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.
Favorites(8)
Resources(36)
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban

###### Perimeter
5th Grade Math » Targeted Skills Interventions
Big Idea: Add it up!
Favorites(1)
Resources(10)
Grand Rapids, MI
Environment: Urban