"Mosaic" Teacher SupportMosaic is no longer the current ESCOT Problem of the Week. The student version allows teachers to use the problem with their students without giving the students access to the archived answers. Teachers can use the link to the archived problem to get ideas of student thinking. Mosaic allows students to create designs using different colors and lengths of fraction blocks. Students are also asked to approximate the area of a nonstandard shape using fraction blocks. If you have something to share with us as you use any of the links or suggestions on this page (something you tried and changed or a new idea), we would love to hear from you. Please email us. Alignment to the NCTM Standards  Grades 68
 work flexibly with fractions to solve problems Measurement  use common benchmarks to select appropriate methods for estimating measurements;  select and apply techniques and tools to accurately find area to appropriate levels of precision Problem Solving  solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts Communication  communicate mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others  use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely Connections  recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics
 How to Measure Area PostActivities  ExplorAPond: 5th Grade Surface Area  Brandon Thacker [top] Related Lessons Online:
 The Great Cover Up!  New Zealand Maths Measurement [top] Resources to use with students:
 Elementary: Geometry  Middle School: Geometry Vocabulary  area  measure [top] Other Resources
 Stage 3: NonStandard units  New Zealand Maths
