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Ministry of Education.

Lesson 5

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the concept of area and units for area.
  • Develop an understanding of the formula for calculating the area of regular shapes (square, rectangle, triangle, trapezium, circle) using concrete materials.

Language Outcome

  • Discuss and write about the development of the formula for calculating the area of regular shapes.
  • Write definitions for maths terms.
lesson 5
Teaching and learning activities  
Write the Lesson and Language Outcomes on the board. Principles 2, 3

Write Min's problem on the whiteboard.

  • Discuss with students what the question is asking us to find. Use this discussion as a lead into the following activity.
Principle 4
Understanding Area (RTF 493KB) Principle 4
Pair students (native speakers with non-native). Give out smaller rectangles of paper, trapezium, circle, scissors and glue. Students write an explanation of how the formula can be developed with cuts. The explanation that is on the board can be used as a model if needed. Students paste their shapes and explanations in their books. Principle 5

Vocab List

  • Students scan their vocab list and look for words that they have seen in today's lesson. Can they improve their definition? Give students 3-4 minutes to discuss with partner. Students complete the After column with their new definition.
Principle 5, 6, 7

Published on: 19 Feb 2018