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Third graders use rectangle area cards to demonstrate their understanding of area and unit squares. After tracing shapes onto plain paper, class members use tiles or base 10 cubes to measure the area within the shape. Learners also show they understand that a square unit can be different sizes by using different size squares. Templates and scoring sheets are included.
After providing your learners with a pre-assessment, group learners by ability level. Groups develop and use strategies to find perimeter of regular or irregular shapes using string, paper clips, links, and other objects. They find the area using tiles or counting squares of regular and irregular shapes on a grid. Pupils find the volume by layering cubes in a box.
Third, fourth, and fifth graders explore area measurement. First, they define and identify parallelograms. They then construct parallelograms on a geoboard and determine the area by covering it with paper square centimeters. They also solve story problems about area using the geoboard.
Learners divide a poster board so everyone gets the same amount of area to decorate. Youngsters talk about the different ways to divide a rectangle. They measure their lines to make sure that each piece is equal and then decorate their given piece. A lesson plan that promotes a collaborative effort, as well!