Learning about Area by Working with Building Plans
Elana Joram; Vicki Oleson
April 2004, Volume 9, Issue 8, Page 450
A unit of instruction designed to promote a conceptual understanding of area in sixth-grade students. Students used benchmarks to estimate the areas of real houses and calculated the areas of houses based on building plans. Ideas for implementation are included in this article.
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Multiplication and Division