Insulating the House

Finding the area of a rectangle is the focus of this metric worksheet. Here, mathematicians use their knowledge of finding the area of a shape in meters to discover how much material can fit inside a shape.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add pounds to dollars money conversion to the lesson when referring to the cost of insulation 
  • Search for images of a loft in the United Kingdom to add visual context to the problem
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required
  • This lesson is from the UK; the pound money sign is used when talking about prices
  • Learners should be familiar with the metric system and how to find the area of a rectangle
Pros

  • Word problems enable critical thinking through real-world situations
Cons

  • None