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In this open-ended investigation, students use visualizing skill and work systematically to explore surface area. Learners use linking cubes to build three-dimensional objects with exactly 28 faces exposed. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included.

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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NRICH
12/05/2009
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Create your own shapes using colorful blocks and explore the relationship between perimeter and area. Compare the area and perimeter of two shapes side-by-side. Challenge yourself in the game screen to build shapes or find the area of funky figures. Try to collect lots of stars!

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Mathematics
Material Type:
Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Amanda McGarry
Ariel Paul
Bryce Gruneich
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
06/29/2018
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Build rectangles of various sizes and relate multiplication to area. Discover new strategies for multiplying algebraic expressions. Use the game screen to test your multiplication and factoring skills!

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Interactive
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Diana Lopez Tavares (artwork)
Jonathan Olson (developer)
Karina Hensberry
Kathy Perkins
Mariah Hermsmeyer (artwork)
Susan Miller
06/29/2018
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This activity reinforces the concepts of area and perimeter and their independent relationship. Students analyze and compose shapes made from unit squares that satisfy area and perimeter specifications. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included along with printable sheets and shape cards.

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Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NRICH
04/05/2011
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This activity is intended to assess your 3rd grade students&#39; ability to find area and perimeter of rectangles and squares. Students will be creating a robot using Google Drawing. They will then find the area and perimeter of each piece of the robot. Once they have found the area and perimeter for each shape in their robot, students will calculate the total area and perimeter of the robot. Photo by Eric Krull on Unsplash

Subject:
Elementary Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Author:
Laura
04/05/2022
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This three-act math task utilizes videos and questioning to help students explore area with unit fractions.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
GFletchy
Author:
Graham Fletcher
10/25/2022
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This lesson plan is intended to support students as their learn how to create 2 different shapes with the same area, but a different perimeter, or vice versa.&nbsp;The lesson plan has a link to a resource online found through eMedia.&nbsp;

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Professional Learning
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Emily Pace
04/02/2021
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The purpose of this task is to strengthen students' understanding of area. It could be assigned in class to individuals or small groups or given as a homework exercise to generate interesting discussions the following day. The relatively high levels of complexity and technical demand enhance its instructional value.

Subject:
Elementary Mathematics
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
05/01/2012
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Use this three act task to get students thinking about surface area. Extend the task to create a method/formula for surface area of a prism.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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Estimation 180
Author:
Estimation 180
10/24/2022
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Use this three act task to have students make predictions and determine which area is the greatest.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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Estimation 180
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Estimation 180
10/24/2022
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Explore size estimation in one, two and three dimensions! Multiple levels of difficulty allow for progressive skill improvement.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
06/01/2005
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This series of problems requires students to apply their knowledge of area and perimeter to find the optimal area given a specified amount of fencing. The problems progress in difficulty as new elements are added to the situation, therefore changing the outcome. This page includes tips for getting started, solution, teachers resource page, and a printable problem page.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NRICH
Author:
Millenium Mathematics Project
11/05/2014
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This activity gives students the chance to explore area and perimeter in a problem solving setting. Nine differently-sized squares need to be tiled into a rectangular frame of unknown proportions. Three prompts of solving strategies are provided. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included along with a printable sheet of the problem.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NRICH
11/05/2011
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The goal of this task is to use geometry study the structure of beehives. Beehives have a tremendous simplicity as they are constructed entirely of small, equally sized walls. In order to as useful as possible for the hive, the goal should be to create the largest possible volume using the least amount of materials. In other words, the ratio of the volume of each cell to its surface area needs to be maximized. This then reduces to maximizing the ratio of the surface area of the cell shape to its perimeter.

Subject:
Mathematics
Secondary Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics