Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Using Multiple Strategies to Find the Area - Section 2: Teacher Demonstration


After teaching this lesson, I realized another way to transform this lesson into a more hands-on learning experience. Instead of giving students 3x4 closets, I could have passed out 12 colored tiles to each student. Students could have manipulated the tiles to show different ways of finding the area of the closet. The grid paper is a representational model while the tiles are a more concrete model. Both types of models are important for developing a conceptual understanding of area. 

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Using Multiple Strategies to Find the Area

Unit 14: Area & Perimeter
Lesson 5 of 19

Objective: SWBAT find the area of a room using multiple strategies.

Big Idea: Students find the area of their home plans by using multiple strategies to determine the area of each room.

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