Common Core Area Unit: Area of Composite Shapes
These Common Core Area of Composite Shapes lessons are also available in one big set. Click here for the Area Unit Bundle (standards 3.MD.5-8).
This is a mini-unit for teaching Common Core area concepts. It covers the following area of composite shapes concepts:
-understanding that area is additive
-putting two rectangles together and finding the total area
-breaking apart composite shapes into rectangles and finding the area
-writing equations using the rectangle dimensions (axb)+(cxd)
-writing addition equations for area
-problem solving with area
Every lesson is differentiated with support and challenge ideas. You'll also find lots of higher order thinking questions to help students truly understand the concepts.
-detailed lesson plans
-a checklist of materials and prep for every lesson
-differentiation support and challenge ideas for every lesson
-colorful, engaging, and CLEAR slides to help students see the concepts
-engaging, hands-on activities to get kids interacting with the concepts
-an assessment checklist to help you track data
-end of the unit assessment and answer key
-all the answers are included- either in the lesson plans or on a key
-printable student pages to keep kids engaged during the lesson and working on the material as they go
-Common Core standards
-math connections to help sprial your instruction
-printable graph paper in 3 grid sizes
-engaging, higher order thinking questions in every lesson
This mini-unit FULLY covers Common Core math standard 3.MD.7d
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The page number includes a thank you page, cover, and graphics credit page.
** Please note: This unit is very similar to unit 7c: Area and the Distributive Property. About half of the lessons follow the same format, but with the key difference that this unit focuses on two rectangles that make a composite shape, and 7d uses two rectangles that combine to make one larger rectangle. If you have any questions or doubts, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.