Thursday, March 1, 2012

Awesome Area

There are some things in math that I honestly don't know say to students when they ask, "When am I ever going to use this?" When it comes to finding area, I know exactly how they are going to use it. We talk about carpet, furniture arrangements, paint, personal space...the examples are endless.

I created a PowerPoint presentation to use in my classroom. I use it as a week long unit on area. It relates area to perimeter, shows how area is square units and how they can be counted to find area. It also contains my phenomenal Perimeter and Area song to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb. It then moves into how area can be found using multiplication by demonstrating how the square units are like arrays. Finally, there are several test prep questions at the end to help prepare students for a test. 

Click here to see a preview of the presentation or purchase it from my TpT store.



In addition to the PowerPoint presentations, I use several activities including videos and songs. Here are some of the videos and songs I embed into my presentation so that they will play instantly.
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1 comment:

  1. OMG I just love the videos. I totally forgot that you could embed them in a Power Point. I think I am going to start doing this! You are quite the inspiration! I'm your newest follower. I would love for you to check out my blog and sign up for my drawing!

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    Patti:)
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