3D Dream Backyard: An Engineering Design Challenge with Area & Perimeter

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This lesson is a creative and engaging way to get students excited about area and perimeter by in...

Math - Applied Math, Math - Other, Technology - Engineering
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Lesson Plan, Minilesson, Activities
Engineering,area,perimeter,math,hands-on learning
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  • CC 3.MD.8.CC.3.MD.8 Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different area or with the same area and different perimeter.
  • Next Generation Science Standards

    K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

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This lesson is a creative and engaging way to get students excited about area and perimeter by integrating these mathematical concepts with engineering! Students will have a blast getting to use their imaginations to design and build while gaining a solid understanding of key math concepts. After students have built their 3D Dream Backyards, they follow up with a writing activity & extension! Included: Step-by-Step Lesson Plan Backyard Items & Dimensions Sheet Backyard Item Area & Perimeter Calculations Student Sheet Engineering Design Process Handout for students Dream Backyard Writing Activity

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