Maximizing Area: Gold Rush

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Presenting ... the gold standard for a lesson plan. Learners first investigate a task maximizing the area of a plot for gold prospecting. They then examine a set of sample student responses to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with a history teacher to create a cross-curricular lesson
  • Provide struggling learners with string or other concrete manipulatives
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have access to calculators and rulers

  • Includes answers to both the task and the discussion questions
  • Teacher guide includes pacing suggestion for lesson

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