Arranging Tables for a Birthday

Planning a party of 45 guests may be more complicated than it would seem.  Learners must design the space in accordance with these constraints about the space available in the room. They need to calculate area, circumference, and linear distances to complete the task—and a great party!

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Differentiate by providing groups with different criteria
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a familiarity with area and circumference calculations
  • Provide individuals with graph paper, compasses, scissors, and rulers to complete the task
Pros
  • Provides editable documents
  • Includes a teacher guide with questioning strategies
Cons
  • None
Common Core