Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Building a Dog Kennel Day 1 - Section 3: Mini-Lesson


This project will be one of high interest and will be a real world application for students. They can all relate to needing space for a pet to be cared for, realize that each animal needs a separate "area within a larger area" and will begin to visualize that distribution of space. 

It is important in the beginning phases to let the students work according to their current understandings, in order to gain data for future lessons.  The CCSS 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7, and 3.MD.8 are very complex standards that are new to many children.  The more "hands on" activities available to them the better.  This project will allow exploration and concept development for all four standards. 

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Building a Dog Kennel Day 1

Unit 3: Using Multiplication to Find Area
Lesson 6 of 12

Objective: Students will be able to create the dimensions of appropriately sized kennels for different sizes and types of dogs, given the total area to be used.

Big Idea: Students will be able to use strategies to solve real-world problems involving area and perimeter.

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Math, area (Measurement), multiplication, strategies, arrays, skip counting, square units, math partnerhip, decomposes, rectangular regions, spatial structuring, partition, manipulatives, math talk
  50 minutes
photo of riley for kennel
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