Discovering Relationships Between Side Length and Area

Consider the relationship between side length and area as an input-output function. Scholars create input-output tables for the area of squares to determine an equation in the first installment of a three-part unit. Ditto for the area of a circle.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Consult with the math department for grade-level appropriateness
Classroom Considerations

  • There are two associated activities with the lesson
  • Note that the resource uses 3.14 for pi rather than using a calculator

  • Provides a worksheet to assign homework
  • Includes prompt questions to use during class discussions

  • Math content may be below intended grade level; i.e., learners are likely to already know the geometric relationships
Common Core