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The class had to construct a square metre

Learning activities

  • Students are divided into five groups of six.
  • Students are asked to construct a square metre using tape, newspaper and a metre ruler.
  • Groups present to class how they constructed the square metre and any difficulties they encountered.
  • Students are asked to write the process in their journals, individually.

Evaluation

  • Did students work as a group?
  • What language if any was used?
  • Were students able to explain process?
  • Were students able to answer and understand the idea that the area of one square metre need not be a square?

Questions for Aboriginal community tutors

  • How did you feel about the activity?
  • What did the students need to do to complete the activity?

Ongoing assessment lesson

Main Idea: How do you find the area of a particular space?
Does a square metre need to be in the shape of a square?

Link to previous lesson: After constructing a square metre, most students still believed that a square metre needed to be in the shape of a square.

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