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How Much Paint Do We Need?

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry

Big Idea:This lesson is a real world task that combines many skills the students have learned throughout the school year.

Design Your Dream House

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Measurement and Data

Big Idea:Area and perimeter come alive when you design your own space

What is Area?

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Measurement and Data

Big Idea:Area is the concept of covering a region with “unit squares”.

Building a Dog Kennel Day 3

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Using Multiplication to Find Area

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

Great Buildings of the World: Create Your Own! (Day 1)

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Geometry in Architecture

Big Idea:Creating their own building is a hands-on, minds-on way for students to explore how polygons create 3D solids.

Building a Dog Kennel Day 2

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Using Multiplication to Find Area

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

Using Area as an Architect (Stations Day 1)

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

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.

Building a Dog Kennel Days 4-6

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Using Multiplication to Find Area

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

Area Of Names

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Measurement

Big Idea:Creating names with block letters students calculate area of irregular shapes. This activity also make a real world application to the popular video game Minecraft.

Great Buildings of the World: Create Your Own! (Day 2)

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Geometry in Architecture

Big Idea:Creating their own building is a hands-on, minds-on way for students to explore how polygons create 3D solids.

Length x Width

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Measurement and Data

Big Idea:Breaking figures into smaller squares and rectangles allows me to multiply to find the area

Design Your Dream House- Day 2

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Measurement and Data

Big Idea:Area comes alive when you design your own space.

Great Buildings of the World: Create Your Own! (Day 3)

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Geometry in Architecture

Big Idea:Creating their own building is a hands-on, minds-on way for students to explore how polygons create 3d solids.

Filling in the Middle

2nd Grade Math

» Unit:

Area, Perimeter and More Measurement

Big Idea:Perimeter is the outside, and area is the inside of a figure. Students can use both concepts to work with geometric shapes.

Area as an Architect (Stations Day 4 & Discussion)

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Area and Perimeter

Big Idea:Math Matters! Students can use their understanding of area to have a meaningful debate about a building plan.

3.MD.C.5a

A square with side length 1 unit, called “a unit square,” is said to have “one square unit” of area, and can be used to measure area.

3.MD.C.5b

A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units.