Miles of Tiles

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Create number sentences and equations to solve geometric problems. Each activity in the series of five asks young mathematicians to consider different-sized tiles to build structures according to specific criteria. The first activities, which target elementary-aged pupils, focus on trial-and-error strategies. Later lessons, meant for middle and high school, use equations and systems of equations to find the solutions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide an option for using manipulatives for those that find them useful for the problem
  • Use above- and below-grade level activities in your classroom as a differentiation tool
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes a solid understanding of measurement, perimeter, and area
  • Several activities have multiple solution strategies and solutions
  • Includes handouts with instructions and questions
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