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Area, Arithmetic and Algebra (SMILE)

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Author:Larry Freeman, Kenwood Academy
Description: A lesson designed to show teachers how area of rectangles and squares can motivate the learning of multiplication rules for certain binomials; how students can perform arithmetic based on these identities; and several applications of the "distributive law" of multiplication over addition/subtraction (by paper-folding). From the "Miscellaneous" section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

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

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