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Junior Architects

In this 4-lesson unit, students identify, compare, and analyze attributes of two- and three-dimensional shapes, and develop geometric vocabulary. Students use basic linear measurement, understand and create scale representations, and explore perimeter and area measurement as they design their clubhouses. Activity sheets (pdf), lesson extensions and other commentary are provided.
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Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Jennifer Suh - Author
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Teaching Measurement in Grades 3-5This collection of resources is intended to help educators develop measurement skills and understanding in mathematical and real-world contexts. The resources assist in teaching selection of unit, comparing sizes, estimating, calculating elapsed time, and measuring length, angle, area, and volume. Resource types include videos, articles, instructor guides, lessons and unit plans. More measurement resources can be found in a companion classroom collection and in a second PD collection for grades K-2.
Math TopicGeometry, Measurement, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Other Math Topic
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media, Project, Unit of Instruction

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionEngineering, Language Arts
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Jennifer Suh - Author
    • Publication Date2012
    • Rights(c) 2000-2010 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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