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Light It Up

Resource ID#: 55158

Primary Type: Lesson Plan

In this MEA, students will work in collaborative groups to solve real-world, multi-step problems with whole numbers and decimals by using different mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division. The students will be asked to assist a business/property owner in purchasing holiday lights for his property. They will need to read several ads and decide which product would be the best for the property. They will be provided with an office plan to calculate the perimeter of the building to then calculate how many holiday lights will need to be purchased and its total cost for each. They also need to take into consideration the owner's primary concerns. In the twist, the owner finds different holiday lights made from another material.
Subject(s): Mathematics, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Basic Calculators
Instructional Time: 3 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area: Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: MEA, perimeter, floor plan, LED lights, advertisement, rank, holiday lights
Instructional Design Framework(s): Structured Inquiry (Level 2), Writing to Learn