Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Area Of Names - Section 3: Try It On Your Own


This lesson gave me the opportunity to review the concept of area prior to the state testing which will likely include the area of irregular shaped polygons.  Since we have completed several lessons on area with a variety of shapes, their prior knowledge allowed them to work independently. 

I also chose to use their names as the basis for this lesson because it connected to the video game, "Minecraft" by building with individual cube/block shapes to create a picture.  Using the names also allowed for each student to work independently to demonstrate their knowledge.  

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Area Of Names

Unit 9: Measurement
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT calculate the area of their names using irregular shapes.

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.

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