Visualizing Plane Figures and Square Units
Introduce learners to area and square units. They look at a bird's-eye view map of a school and answer questions about different buildings' areas. They draw squares and rectangles on a piece of graph paper and find the area of the...
3rd - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science instructional activity. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms...
2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
What’s a Square Foot Anyway? Laying Out the Design Plan
Clever! Participants don square-foot cardboard shoes to mark out the rain garden plot that they have spent the last few weeks designing. In this way, they are practicing scale modeling as well! Note that this instructional activity is...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Measurement: Finding Areas of Rectangles
Gardening geometers construct the formula for the area of a rectangle by viewing a video revolving around two young people, their lawn mowing business, and their need to charge by the square meter. A relevant real-life application lesson!
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Cover the Area of a Shape Using Square Units
This is the first of a series of four lessons designed to examine and understand the concept of area. A review of area starts the lesson, along with a discussion of different attributes that can describe a rectangle. The term square unit...
3 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed