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Learning by Logic: Total Surface Area (SMILE)

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Author:Carolyne Boyd, Bennett Elementary School
Description: A lesson designed to teach students to calculate the area of plane surfaces using the formulas for the area of a square, rectangle, and triangle; develop the formula for calculating (and calculate) the total surface area of a cube and a rectangular prism; and apply concepts to determine the total surface area of a variety of classroom and household materials. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry

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