Getting Started (2:31m)
Teacher: Lisa Brown
Teacher launches the lesson by directing students to find as
many squares as possible.
Teacher/Student Discussion (3:07m)
Teacher refers the student to a prior lesson "Maps of
Euclid." The notebook of prior work brings ideas forward
to this lesson.
Students Present (3:43m)
Students Present a variety of squares and their areas. Some
unique squares create student discussion.
Teacher Presents (4:06m)
The teacher leads the students to discover the relationship between
area and the length of one side.
Teacher Assessment (1:49m)
Teacher assesses students' ability to calculate square root for
the squares in their examples.
Student Work (5:14m)
The teacher challenges students to find the wauare root of an odd
Teacher Demonstration (0:50m)
Teacher uses a physical model to demonstrate the length of a side
for the 5 unit square..
Student Work (1:53m)
One student discovers the square root key on the calculator.
Student Work (2:15m)
Students discover that the calculator does not give a whole number
answer for the square root of 8, and that measurements are approximate.
Teacher Presentation (0:59m)
Teacher introduces a sign for "approximately equal to"
for writing notation.
Teacher Reflection (0:30m)
The teacher reflects on the Connected Mathematics Program.