Sixth Grade Poster Problem
This problem is intended to open student’s imagination and to create a discussion on the main topics of the 6th-grade geometry standards: polygon area, prism volume, coordinate geometry, and nets of prism edges. This lesson plan begins with a discussion of geometrical nets, allows for the connection of geometry and Cartesian coordinates and extends the generalization of two dimensions to three-dimensional rectangular objects.
This lesson also lays a foundation for the computation of Cartesian distances and for when the Pythagorean Theorem and square roots are introduced later.
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:
Teacher Tune Up:
The Lesson Plan:
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