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Area Arrangements

Students will use the inverse relationship between multiplication and division to complete an area formula in a real-world situation. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to find the missing side of a rectangle given the rectangle's area and measure of one side by applying the area formula.

Language

Students will be able to explain how to use the area formula with key vocabulary and visuals.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Area: Arranging a CarnivalFormative Assessment: Peer Explanations ChecklistVocabulary Cards: Area ArrangementsGlossary: Area ArrangementsTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Distribute the vocabulary card for the word area and ask students to label the sides based on the equation on the card.
  • Let them turn and show their answers to their elbow partners.
  • Ask for a volunteer to explain how they labeled the sides. Rephrase their explanation using key vocabulary terms (i.e., "width," "length," "square units," etc.).
  • Have a student read the student-friendly language objective: "I can explain how to use the area formula with key vocabulary and visuals."

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