This activity gets students to be creative, gets them moving, working with classmates, rotating to other students' creations to practice Area of Composite Figures, and allows students to apply what they know about basic shapes to a new concept!
This lesson has a Warm-up/thinking questions, Tape Shape Activity *Modified for students who need a challenge, Grading Rubric, Recording Sheet for Rotations, Calculating Floor Plan Area, and a Homework Assignment.
I needed to make something concrete to get my students to realize the difference between perimeter and area. I found myself always referring to the tiles in my classroom. I'm lucky to be in a school that has square foot tiles in my classroom and hallway. Who knew the flooring in my school would inspire a well-rounded risk taking lesson!?!?