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279- Teaching Area in the Common Core through Decomposing and Composing

Thursday, April 14, 2011: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Grand Ballroom VI (JW Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Sybilla Beckmann
Karen Fuson

The speakers will describe a teaching approach that meets the Common Core standards in which students decompose and reassemble plane shapes to make other plane shapes and the outer surfaces of solids. By decomposing and composing shapes, students develop an understanding of area formulas, avoid errors applying these formulas, distinguish surface area from volume of solids, and use equivalent expressions.

Presentation Format: 6-8 Session
Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8, 3 to 5

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