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A & P
Old 10-07-2007, 05:27 PM
 

I love teaching this and especially to older grades. I'm not sure what grade you teach, but when I taught 5th I used this so I would think you could use it in 4th and up to 8th.

I gave a layout of a house plan I drew up. Just a plan with rooms. They had to find the area and perimeter of each room to decorate. Then I got old wallpaper books and carpet/floor samples. They used these to choose the materials they would like to use and then "ordered" correct amounts based on their A & P measurements. Allowed for real application of skill and brought in some real creativity. If local businesses won't donate sample books and products they can always get sample pictures online from a variety of home improvement stores.

(this was done with a partner)
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