The purpose of this lesson is for students to apply what they know about multiplication of whole numbers and fractions to decompose a rectangle to find its area.
In previous lessons, students found the area of rectangles with one whole number side length and one fractional side length.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to apply what they know about decomposing rectangles with whole number side lengths to represent and find the area of rectangles with a mixed number side length. Students first find the area in a way that makes sense to them and then analyze different strategies for finding area.
- Decompose a rectangle to find its area.
- Let's decompose rectangles to find their area.
|Activity 1||20 min|
|Activity 2||15 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
What question do you wish you had asked today? When and why should you have asked it?
- How Close? (1–5), Stage 7: Multiply Fractions and Whole Numbers to 5 (Addressing)
- Rectangle Rumble (3–5), Stage 3: Factors 1–10 (Supporting)
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