Reflection: Grappling with Complexity More Eight Circles - Section 2: Explore


I walked around as students were working to discuss their strategies and help guide them toward the solutions. As they presented to the class it was interesting to hear some of the discussions that groups had. I thought it would be natural for them to find the area of the small circles and subtract that value from the larger circle. That was not the path they took, hence their frustration and the need for additional time.

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More Eight Circles

Unit 9: 2-D Measurements
Lesson 6 of 12

Objective: SWBAT describe how to find the area of a composite figure

Big Idea: Can you tell me why?

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