Big Idea:You need to build a fence around your yard and put in new grass. How would the perimeter and area help you do this? Students work to determine when to calculate perimeter and when to calculate area.
Big Idea:Make an estimate for the area of each circle. How can we calculate a more exact area? Students develop an estimate for a circle’s area and learn the formula. Then students must apply their knowledge to determine whether they calculate area or circumferen
Big Idea:Students explore cube nets in an effort to understand what properties are common to all nets that form a cube. Students work hands-on with nets and are then pushed to use their experience to visually determine whether other nets will form a given figures.
Big Idea:How can you find the perimeter and area of various polygons? What is surface area and how can you calculate it? What do students understand? What gaps do they have in their understanding? Students review and take the quiz.
Big Idea:What is going on in the problem? What are you trying to figure out? How can you use what you know to solve the problem? Students apply the skills they have learned throughout Unit 7 to complex tasks.