Ms. Wilson's Wall: Problem Solving with Polygons, Fractions, Area, and Perimeter

Ms. Wilson's Wall: Problem Solving with Polygons, Fractions, Area, and Perimeter
Ms. Wilson's Wall: Problem Solving with Polygons, Fractions, Area, and Perimeter
Ms. Wilson's Wall: Problem Solving with Polygons, Fractions, Area, and Perimeter
Ms. Wilson's Wall: Problem Solving with Polygons, Fractions, Area, and Perimeter
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Problem solving with polygons, fractions, area, and perimeter. Students are presented with a problem called "Ms. Wilson's Wall" and use problem solving skills to meet all the math requirements for Ms. Wilson's mural she wants to paint.

This purchase includes the problem, a grid to draw solutions, and a handout with questions for the students. It also includes an answer guide with suggestions for the teacher. There is more than 1 possible solution but I included 2 possibilities that some of my students created.

I have used variations of this problem for many years in my math classes. I've used it with 8th grade integrated math classes down to a 4th grade math support group I taught as a math specialist. This is a great problem because the average student will not come up with a solution that meets ALL the requirements right away. Students build persistence in problem solving.


This project supports the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice:
*CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
*CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
*CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
*CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4: Model with mathematics.
*CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
*CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6: Attend to precision.
*CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7: Look for and make use of structure.


Ms. Wilson's Wall: Problem Solving with Polygons, Fractions, Area, and Perimeter by For Love of Learning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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