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Students will use mathematical and scientific tools to create a pictorial representation of their school grounds. Students will learn and use appropriate vocabulary for this task.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will use real-world tools to accurately measure areas of the school grounds.
They will create a pictorial display of the perimeters of the area. They will also find area and perimeter of the area surveyed.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Measuring equipment (yardsticks, rolling tape measure, GPS, etc.)
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet access
Teachers should have a cursory idea of the area the students will measure in making the selection. It is probably best to start with a smaller area such as an inner courtyard, side, or an area between buildings.
The assessment will be informal--does another group agree with their data? If two groups achieve the same answer, their data was successful.
Some students may choose to indicate the location of doors, windows, utility areas, etc. They could also create a safety plan to avoid hazards.
Beginning practice with measuring tiles: are they one foot by one foot? Measure a window in inches, feet, centimeters, etc.
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for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.