What is this product?:
The product I have created is a continuation of the Go Math Curriculum for 3rd grade.
This particular product focuses on Chapter 11 Area and Perimeter. I taught this lesson before Chapter 10.
In the document you will find 2 pages for each lesson. The first page will be labeled "Guided", this is for you to guide your students through the lesson questions. The second page is labeled "Independent", the questions will be the SAME but with different numbers. This is a great page to see where students might be falling short of the skill being taught. You can also use this page as a formative assessment.
How to use this product in your classroom?:
I use this product through math centers or station rotations. However, you could use this product for extra practice, reinforcement, or even homework.
* I have my class split into 3 groups high (green), middle (blue), and my low (orange).
I first start my teaching with a mini lesson. This is typically 5-10 minutes. I teach the skill to the entire class. Once I have previewed this skill my students break off into their groups.
Rotation 1: 15 minutes
Blue (middle) meets at teacher with their packet
Orange (low) works on previously learned skills in a bucket I have set up
Green (high) works on book work from the lesson
Rotation 2: 15 minutes
Blue (middle) works on book work from the lesson
Orange (low) meets at teacher with their packet
Green (high) works on previously learned skills in a bucket I have set up
Rotation 3: 15 minutes
Blue (middle) works on previously learned skills in a bucket I have set up
Orange (low) works on book work from the lesson
Green (high) meets at teacher with their packet
Ending: 15 minutes
I finish the lesson by having all students come back to their seat and quickly review the new skill that was being taught. This is also a great time to give an exit slip.
What are the common core standards?:
This product covers the following common core standards:
Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.
A square with side length 1 unit, called "a unit square," is said to have "one square unit" of area, and can be used to measure area.
A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units.
Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.
Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.
Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.
Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a × b and a × c. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.
Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.
Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter.
Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.