Reflection: Real World Applications Design A Space Using Area Models - Day 1 and Day 2 - Section 2: Mini Lesson

 

As students create their space, it is important to have them create a list of all the different sections they want to include or can think of prior to sectioning the diagram.  This is a safety net to prevent frustration, and it also motivates students as this is a creative aspect of their design.

Mathematically, creating a list helps to create a well designed area, and it also ensures students are making a connection to the real world.  It would be unlikely for a grocery store to have a very small area for the cashier, compared to a large area for a coffee shop.  

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Design A Space Using Area Models - Day 1 and Day 2

Unit 9: Measurement
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: SWBAT design an area using area models.

Big Idea: Students use area models to find the total area of a store, home, or other real world space.

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