A mathematics investigation involving area using informal units, embedded in a real-world context.
This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of measuring area using informal units.
In this investigation, Miss Sparkle is producing another one of her fabulous plays! She needs to find people who can make sound effects by stomping their feet. Miss Sparkle has asked the class to find whose feet have the biggest area in order to find the people who can make the biggest sound!
This teaching resource includes:
- teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
- a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
- collecting and recording data worksheet
- reflection questions.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
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