Center Focus

How Many Classrooms Fit?

  1. Have this question posted at the math center.
    How many classrooms will fit in our state?
  2. You may want to have hints available depending on your students' knowledge of area calaulation and problem solving.
  3. Students can work in pairs. They will need to first come up with a plan of attack for finding the answer.
  4. Make sure there is literature available where students can find the area of the state you live in, or permit them to go to the library.
  5. Have students write down the steps they take in solving the problem.
  6. As a closure activity, have students think of important uses for calculating areas.

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