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Investigate polygons from rectangles to triangles to octagons. Each level of the five-problem series targets a different grade level. Beginning with the level A problem, learners examine the relationship between area and perimeter by building a rectangle from a set number of cubes. Problems B through E maintain the same problem situation but increase the rigor by incorporating different shapes and more advanced concepts such as maximum area and constructions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide manipulatives for your classes to use as they explore the different shapes
  • Assign problems above- and below- grade level to differentiate when necessary
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a functional understanding of area and perimeter of different shapes depending on the level of the problem

  • Includes a teacher guide with lesson descriptions and explanations
  • Provides a handout for pupil reference

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