Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Length x Width - Section 1: Warm-Up


I usually introduce length times width very early on in an area unit because students have already developed an understanding of multiplication. However, for some reason this year my students really held onto counting unit squares. Even my higher performing students were not multiplying when the figure was a square or a rectangle, so I felt that it was necessary to do some remedial work with length times width. Students may use whatever strategy works best for them, but I felt like students weren't trying to multiply at all. Students may still choose to count the unit squares, but I want to at least give them the opportunity to practice this skill and build confidence.

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Length x Width

Unit 9: Measurement and Data
Lesson 9 of 13

Objective: SWBAT apply their understanding of multiplication to determine area by using length x width

Big Idea: Breaking figures into smaller squares and rectangles allows me to multiply to find the area

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Math, area (Measurement), Critical Area
  50 minutes
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