Reflection: Student Ownership Find the Area of the Model House Day 3 - Section 2: Student Practice


I absolutely love days like this! Students were so engaged and wiling to put 100% into this project. It was clear that they were personally invested in these houses. 

Probably my favorite part of the day was conferencing with students. It was wonderful to watch their understanding of area concepts develop with each room they decomposed. Here are video clips that truly show the amazing progression in learning that has taken place over the past two days! All three videos feature the same student.  

Student Conference 1: The student successfully decomposes the room and discovers an error in his calculations.

Student Conference 2: The student successfully finds the area of a larger room!

Student Conference 3: The student realizes that (15 x 5) + (15 x 5) + (15 x 5) = (15 x 5) x 3! 

  Student Ownership: Reflection
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Find the Area of the Model House Day 3

Unit 14: Area & Perimeter
Lesson 10 of 19

Objective: SWBAT use smaller rectangles to find the area of a room.

Big Idea: Decomposing is a useful strategy that helps students find the area of larger rectangles.

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Math, Geometry, Geometric Modeling, area (Measurement), perimeter (Determining Measurements), area of rectangle, decomposing, real world applications
  90 minutes
student finding the area of rooms
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