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Designing Situations with Area

In this lesson, your students will think about situations that require them to calculate area. Use it as a standalone lesson or as support to the What Is the Area of Your Classroom? lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the What Is the Area of Your Classroom?lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the What Is the Area of Your Classroom?lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to calculate the area of real-life rectangles, such as the area of the classroom.

Language

Students will be able to write story situations that relate to area using peer supports.

Introduction

(4 minutes)
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  • Draw a rectangle on the board and shade it in. Ask students to discuss with a partner what we need to do if we want to find out how much space the shaded area takes. Invite a few to share their conversation with the whole class.
  • Guide students to the understanding that in order to calculate the area of the rectangle, we need to multiply the length by the width.
  • Read aloud the content and language objectives for the lesson and have students restate them to a partner.