Core Math Standard 3.MD.7
FREE area lesson plan. Students will map out a garden on graph paper by calculating the area of rectangles given their side lengths. The attached table includes measurements for how much space several different plants need to grow, allowing students to use real world data in planning their garden.
Also included is an extension for fast finishers involving addition of dollar amounts and estimating practice directly connected to the activity!
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