What's Fun About Surface Area?

Grades 5-6 / Math / Geometry
CCSS: Math.6.G.4

Common Core State Standards

Math

Math

6

6th Grade

G

Geometry

4

Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

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Lesson Objective
Construct an understanding of surface area
Length
7 min
Questions to Consider
How would this lesson have been different if Ms. Noonan began by directly teaching about surface area?
What kinds of questions does Ms. Noonan ask her students? What effect do they have?
How do students give each other feedback and develop understanding together?
See also Mathematical Practice Standards 6 and 7 in the CCSS
Common Core Standards
Math.6.G.4

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