Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Twelves

  1. A Busy Year is a story about the 12 months.
  2. Have your students represent the number 12 in as many different rectangles as possible.
  3. To do this they will need to have access to square blocks, sugar cubes, or any other set of square objects.
  4. They will need to combine them in all the possible ways to form rectangles. For example:
    • 3 x 4
    • 6 x 2
    • 12 x 1
    • 4 x 3
    • 1x12
    • 2 x 6
  5. Have them record their data on graph paper and write the appropriate equation for each.

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