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* *Reflection: Quizzes
Quiz 2: Area & Perimeter Word Problems Using Metric Measurement - Section 2: Taking the Quiz

Word problems are always challenging for my students. Their scores on their exams reflected some very good work. Four students did not master the standard and could not always determine if area or perimeter should be used. Most students drew pictures to solve and those that didn't did not do as well. Pictures and strategies make a world of difference. When I handed back the quizzes, we shared thoughts about how the quiz went. This Educreations Video shows different samples displaying some great thinking, solving and reasoning as well as some inaccuracies.

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# Quiz 2: Area & Perimeter Word Problems Using Metric Measurement

Lesson 16 of 18

## Objective: SWBAT solve metric word problems involving area and perimeter.

## Big Idea: Students take a quiz to help measure their progress in solving word problems involving area and perimeter using metric measurement.

*55 minutes*

#### Mastering Factor Pairs

*10 min*

In order to master the standard involving solving factor pairs, students were given a portion of a shuffled set of note cards with numbers ranging from 50-100. I divided the cards all up among my desk groups and piled them face down. I told them that the person in their group with the most pets would be the first to draw a card. They were to solve the factor pairs for that card that was drawn. The first person done accurately would win. One person on the team was appointed the 'checker." They would log onto Had 2 Know Factor Pair Calculator and check the factor pairs for accuracy.Their work had to be shown in their notebooks.

This was a lot of fun! We have been working with factor pairs since the beginning of the year and I keep looking for different ways to keep them engaged with factor pairs. I think they are starting to see the results showing in their more fluent multiplication skills.

I let them play for about ten minutes.

Work in notebooks looks like this:

35

1x35

2

3

4

5 x 7

I have them try each possible factor and consider each in this organized fashion. If numbers are larger and they don't know if for example: 4 x something is 64. I expect them to divide, show their work and prove it. When they find there are doubles or the commutative pair, they know to stop. Other logic is starting to emerge as they develop this number sense.

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#### Taking the Quiz

*45 min*

Quiz 2 Module D Area and Perimeter

After the quizzes were passed out, I turned to the white board for one last review on what word problem strategies could be used. We listed the usual dissecting strategy, KWS- What do we know?; What do we want to know? ; and, How do we solve?/What is our situation equation?

Drawing pictures was also on the list of strategies and I told them I expected to see each of them with drawings and labels! This high expectation supports the rigor of Common Core, as I expect them to prove their work.

This quiz is very challenging! They are exposed to several different types of perimeter and area problems. The blue spruce problem # 4 I think is especially challenging, but students can solve it using drawings.

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- UNIT 1: Place Value and Multi-Digit Addition & Subtraction
- UNIT 2: Metric Measurement
- UNIT 3: Graphing and Data
- UNIT 4: Concepts of Multiplication
- UNIT 5: Geometry
- UNIT 6: Fractions 1: Understanding Equivalence in Fractions and Decimals
- UNIT 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
- UNIT 8: Fractions 3 Mini Unit: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
- UNIT 9: Division Unit
- UNIT 10: Addition and Subtraction: Algorithms to One Million
- UNIT 11: Place Value
- UNIT 12: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
- UNIT 13: Multiplication Unit

- LESSON 1: Pumpkin Math! Introduction to Metric Units
- LESSON 2: Metric Measurement: Playing with Non Standard Measurement & a CCSS Pre test
- LESSON 3: So What's a Meter Look Like?
- LESSON 4: Building a Meter: Comparing units.
- LESSON 5: Conversion of Centimeters to Millimeters using Yarn
- LESSON 6: Conversions: Finding a Decimeter and Conversion to Centimeters
- LESSON 7: Lewis and Clark and Kilometers
- LESSON 8: The Meter: Assessing the Skill and Conversions Part 1.
- LESSON 9: There's No Business Like Shoe Business: Part 2 Real World Applications to Assess the Standard
- LESSON 10: Finding a Gram
- LESSON 11: Building a Liter
- LESSON 12: Word Problem Language and Conversion
- LESSON 13: Designing the Perfect Floor Plan: Showing Understanding of Area and Perimeter
- LESSON 14: Conversion Quiz: This One, Not That One! Writing About Our Choices
- LESSON 15: Master those Area and Perimeter Word Problems with Strategies!
- LESSON 16: Quiz 2: Area & Perimeter Word Problems Using Metric Measurement
- LESSON 17: Centers for Reviewing Metrics!
- LESSON 18: Metric Unit Assessment