Tagged: rectangle

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Functional area questions

I put together the following as an activity for a low-attaining year 8 class coming to grips with area. They’ve done area of rectangles and triangles last lesson and so I’m trying to link it to real world contexts this lesson. The idea is they cut out the shape for which they need to find the area, they then choose...

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Area and Perimeter Follow Me Cards

If you have never seen www.mrbartonmaths.com then you are seriously missing out! Mr B’s website is packed full of great maths teaching resources. These include some excellent ‘follow me cards’ for area and perimeter of squares, rectangles and triangles. I took this resource and slightly changed it so that the question and answers are not adjacent to each other on...

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The Area Song…

How do you teach kids to remember how to calculate areas of shapes? Here’s one method… Sing the following song to the tune of Pop Goes The Weasel: Verse 1: Multiply the length by the width Gives the area of a rectangle. Base times height divided by two Now gives a triangle. Verse 2: Half the sum of the parallel...