Geometry in third grade introduces kids to the idea that shapes have different categories (rectangles, rhombuses, etc..) attributes (four-sided, etc...) and areas of different values. This lesson, designed by our curriculum experts, provides the guided instruction and practice that third graders need to conceptualize shapes in a deeper way. For more practice, download and print the third grade geometry worksheets recommended as part of this lesson.
Let’s give them something to talk about! Use this resource with your students to facilitate meaningful interactions between partners by giving each one different pieces of necessary information to find the area of a shape.
Allow your students to explore the pros and cons of different strategies used to find the area of rectangles. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the Multiplication and Area in the Community Garden lesson.
Help your students get creative as they apply multiplication skills to find the area of a community garden of their own design! In this lesson, students will practice finding the area of a rectangle within a real-world context.