Answers Need Units

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Answers have no meaning without units! Activities that investigate perimeter, area, volume, and graphs explain the importance of units. The lesson begins with an investigation of graphs with different scales. Pupils then explore units by finding perimeter, area, and volume using hands-on activities. A worksheet on dimensional analysis concludes the lesson.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • You may reverse the order of day one and day two of the lesson
  • Use graph paper in place of marking on desks
Classroom Considerations

  • You will need many materials to complete the lesson: rulers, dry erase markers, empty boxes, and centimeter cubes
  • Schedule time in the computer lab
Pros

  • Lesson includes supporting worksheets
  • Hnads-on activity engages learners
  • Unit creates interdisciplinary connections between math and science
Cons

  • None
Common Core