Woodworkers and Finishers: Working with Area

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Connecting math to furniture building comes in handy when the dimensions change and the cost of each piece needs to reflect the higher cost. Starting with a drawing of given quadrilaterals, learners calculate the original area and then adjust everything based on the change given. The final step is to determine the percent of change in area for accounting purposes. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Set a different table scenario for each group
Pros

  • Connects area and percentage change in one lesson
  • Realistic connection to working in a furniture business
Cons

  • None
Common Core