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Unit 5

Area and Volume

UnitAddressed:
5
GSE Standards

Area and Volume

MGSE6.G.1. Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into
Key Vocabulary
Essential Question
Prerequisite Skills
rectangles or decomposing
into
triangles
and
other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world
When is it appropriate to use area, surface area, and volume?
and
mathematical problems.
2-Dimensional
How can we find the area of figures?
number sense
3-Dimensional
How can we cut and rearrange irregular polygons in order to find
computation
with unit
whole
MGSE6.G.2.
Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengthsby
packing it with
cubes of
Area
their area?
numbers
and
decimals,
the
appropriate
unit
fraction
edge
lengths,
and
show
that
the
volume
is
the
same
as
would
be
found
by
multiplying
the
Bases of a Prism
How can we use one figure to determine the area of another?
including
application
of
order
edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with
Cubic Units
Is there a common way to calculate area? How do you know?
fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems. of operations
Edge
How can shapes be combined to create new shapes?
multiplication and division of
Equilateral Triangle
How can a shape be broken down into smaller shapes?
fractions and use the nets to
MGSE6.G.4. Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles,
Face
How do we figure the area of a shape without a formula for that
formulas and
for finding
area,
find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world
mathematical
shape?
Fractional Edge
surface area and volume
problems.
How are the areas of geometric figures related to each other?
Length
area measures in square units
Isosceles Triangle
How can the formulae for the area of plane figures be used to
and volume measures in
solve problems?
Kite
Enduring Understandings
cubic units
How can we find the area of regular and irregular polygons when
Lateral Faces
properties of polygons, 2-D,
you dont have a specific formula?
Net
Students
will
How canisosceles,
I use manipulatives
andtriangles,
nets to help
compute
Parallelogram
Find
areas of right, equilateral,
and scalene
and
specialthe
quadrilateralsSuggested Resources and
surface
areas
of
rectangular
and
triangular
prisms?
Materials
Polygon
Find areas of composite figures and polygons by composing into rectangles and decomposing into triangles
and other

How
can
I
use
surface
areas
of
plane
figures
to
derive
formulas
Polyhedron
shapes
for the surface areas of solid figures?
Prism
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Solve real-world and mathematical
problems
area
How can I use
formulasinvolving
to compute
the surface area of
Quadrilaterals
Cubes of fractional edge length
Decipher and draw views rectangular
of rectangular
triangular
prisms from a variety of perspectives
and and
triangular
prisms?
Rectangle
Squares that can be joined
What
of problemsand
can triangular
be solved using
Recognize and construct
nets kinds
for rectangular
prismsurface areas of
Rectangular Prism
together used
rectangularand
and triangular
triangular prisms?
Find the surface area of rectangular
prisms by using manipulatives and by constructing
nets to develop
Rhombus
possible nets for a cube.
Howof
can
I interpret and
viewsprisms
of rectangular
and
Determine
the surface area
rectangular
andsketch
triangular
by substituting
given values for their dimensions into
Right Triangle

Use
floor plans as a real world
triangular prisms?
the correct
formulas;
Right
Rectangular
How can I construct nets for rectangular and triangular prisms?
situation for finding the area
Solve
determining the surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms
Prism real-world that require
of composite shapes.
How can you model finding surface area and volume of
Measure
and compute volume
with fractional
edgeprisms?
length using cubic units of measure
Scalene Triangle
rectangular
and triangular
Online dot paper
Find
Square
the volumes of right
rectangular
given
values
into the correct formulas
How
can I use prisms
formulasby
tosubstituting
determine the
volumes
of for their dimensions
Illuminations Lesson on Area
Surface
Area
Make
the
connection that fundamental
finding the volume
given
the
length
(l)
x
width
(w)
is
the
same
as
the
base (B)
solid figures?
Trapezoid
How
canrequire
I determine
the appropriate
units of measure
that
Solve
real-world problems
that
determining
the volume
right rectangular
prism
Triangles
Triangular Prism

should be used when computing the volumes of a right


rectangular prism?