# Kara Nelson

138 Lessons
MT
Student Environment:
Urban
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#### 1. What is a Polygon?

Big Idea: Students will study the difference between a polygon and nonpolygon and will apply their new learning by constructing a T-chart and comparison paragraph.
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#### 2. Area on Geoboards

Big Idea: Students will learn how to find the area of polygons on geoboards and will apply this understanding to construct polygons with given areas.
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#### 3. Constructing a House Plan Day 1

Big Idea: Students begin constructing their house plan by studying an example house plan, utilizing a room size resource, and drawing their first room on grid paper.
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#### 4. Constructing a House Plan Day 2

Big Idea: Students continue constructing their house plan by utilizing a room size resource, determining room dimensions, and drawing each room on grid paper.
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#### 5. Using Multiple Strategies to Find the Area

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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#### 6. Decomposing Rectangles to Find Area

Big Idea: Students will practice decomposing rooms into smaller rectangles in order to determine the area of the room.
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#### 7. Decomposing Large Rectangles

Big Idea: Students will explore how to use smaller rectangles and friendly numbers to find the area of larger rectangles.
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#### 8. Find the Area of the Model House Day 1

Big Idea: Students decompose the first rooms in their home into smaller rectangles to find the total area of the room.
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#### 9. Find the Area of the Model House Day 2

Big Idea: Decomposing is a useful strategy that helps students find the area of larger rectangles.
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#### 10. Find the Area of the Model House Day 3

Big Idea: Decomposing is a useful strategy that helps students find the area of larger rectangles.
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#### 11. Estimating Flooring Costs

Big Idea: During this lesson, students will practice estimating prices to the nearest dollar by "going to a garage sale" and will then estimate the cost of each flooring type.
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#### 12. Calculating Flooring Costs

Big Idea: During today's lesson, students will use a chart to calculate the estimated cost of flooring for their home plans.
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#### 13. How Many Units are Needed to Make a Dog Pen?

Big Idea: Students will experiment with constructing dog pens with different perimeters and areas.
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#### 14. How Many Fence Panels?

Big Idea: Students will explore the number of six-foot fence panels needed to construct a dog pen with a given area.
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#### 15. Revising Mathematical Explanations

Big Idea: After creating a class comparison chart for area and perimeter, students will revise mathematical explanations to make their paragraphs more precise.
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#### 16. Finding the Biggest Dog Pen

Big Idea: Students will find, compare, and analyze all possible dog pen arrangements that can be created when given a specific amount of fencing.
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#### 17. Dog Pen Problem Solving

Big Idea: Students will focus on providing a precise model, precise work, a precise equation, and an accurate answer as they solve area and perimeter word problems.
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#### 18. Finding the Perimeter of Odd-Shaped Dog Pens

Big Idea: Students will discover how to use known side dimensions to determine unknown side dimensions when finding the perimeter of odd-shaped dog pens.
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#### 19. Finding the Area of Odd-Shaped Dog Pens

Big Idea: Students will decompose odd-shaped dog pens into smaller rectangles to find the area.
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