Rectangles with the Same Area
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand that rectangles with the same area do not always have the same perimeter.
In previous lessons, students learned to find the area and perimeter of rectangles and saw that rectangles with the same perimeter do not always have the same area. In this lesson, students draw rectangles with a specified area, find their perimeters, and notice that rectangles with the same area do not always have the same perimeter. Students then draw rectangles with specific areas that have different perimeters.
- Action and Expression
- Draw rectangles with the same area and different perimeters.
- Let’s explore rectangles with the same area.
- Create 4 visual displays. Each visual display should be labeled with one of the following areas: 12 square units, 20 square units, 42 square units, 48 square units.
- Students will cut out and tape their rectangles on to one of the visual displays.
|Activity 1||15 min|
|Activity 2||20 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
How is students’ prior understanding of area informing their understanding of perimeter and area as separate measurements of shapes?
- Can You Draw It? (1–5), Stage 4: Area and Perimeter (Addressing)
- Compare (1–5), Stage 4: Divide within 100 (Supporting)
- How Close? (1–5), Stage 5: Multiply to 100 (Supporting)
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