### Week 6 – Ratio

Ratios and Ratio Language Comprehend the word “ratio” (in written and spoken language) and the notation (in written language) to refer to an association between quantities. Describe (orally and in writing) associations between quantities using the language “For every of these, there…

### Week 5 – Discovering a Formula

Students reviewed the important concepts from our recent investigations, and determined a formula for the area of ANY parallelogram using the base and the height. Students drew diagrams to show that the area of a triangle is half the area of an…

### Week 4 – Bases, Heights, Nets

Learning Goals Comprehend the terms “base” and “height” to refer to one side of a parallelogram and the perpendicular distance between that side and the opposite side. Generalize  a process for finding the area of a parallelogram, using the length of a…

### Week 3 – Parallelograms

Finding Area of Parallelograms by Decomposing and Rearranging Learning Goals Calculate the area of a region by decomposing it and rearranging the pieces, and explain (orally and in writing) the solution method. Recognize and explain (orally) that if two figures can be…

### Week 2 – Understanding Area

Students have started to reason about what it means for two shapes to have the same area. We will continue to reason about area, and to learn to talk about mathematics, do mathematics, and use tools to help us. Pair and Share…

### Math with Janeen has started!

Math class meets M W F at 10:15 I am so excited to work with these amazing students! We began by watching a video from Stanford Mathematics professor Jo Boaler, focusing on 4 really important messages that we will be reinforcing throughout…