Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Area of Squares and Rectangles - Section 1: Whole Class Discussion

 

I find that having a whole class discussion to connect the new skill to prior knowledge is very helpful to the students.  It gives the students a chance to think about what they already know, and figure out how to use that information in the new skill.  Exploration is great, but before I send my students off to explore, I like to review the previous day's lesson.  

I review by asking questions of my students.  This gives me the opportunity to assess their understanding of the previous skill.  By doing this, it lets me know if we can proceed on with the new lesson or if we need to go back and revisit the skill from the previous day.

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Area of Squares and Rectangles

Unit 8: Measurement and Data
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: SWBAT measure the area of a shape by counting the square units.

Big Idea: Area can be found by counting square units or by using the area formula, A= l x w.

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