Hit the Deck: Area and Perimeter Preview

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Designing a deck sure demands a lot of math. Future engineers and architects learn about the areas and perimeters of squares, rectangles, triangles, and composite figures. They apply their new knowledge to design a deck with a specified area. This is the 10th lesson in a series of 16.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners research floor plans for the school or other buildings of interest
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have a conceptual understanding of area and perimeter
  • It is not necessary for individuals to know formulas for areas
Pros
  • Provides roles for different group members
  • Includes worksheets for each part of the activity
Cons
  • Diagrams are a bit basic