# Problem Solving

### Using area of rectangles to solve problems

## Essential Question:

**How can I use area to solve real world problems involving rectangles?**

## Standards and Anchors:

CC.2.3.6.A.1 **Apply appropriate tools to solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. **

## Learning Task:

- Watch the video about problem solving.
- Choose one of the problems (Nova Scotia Quilt or Mowing Madness) to solve.
- Follow each step in the lesson and be sure to submit each requirement to receive full credit.

**Grade: Total assignment is worth 10 pts.**

## Step 1 : Understanding the Problem (2 pts)

- Choose one of the problems above.
**DO NOT TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM AT THIS TIME.** - Read the problem several times.
- What important math information and relationships do you notice that might help to solve the problem?

Click here If you are solving **Nova Scotia Quilt** and post your ideas in the Padlet.

Click here If you are solving **Mowing Madness** and post your ideas in the Padlet.

When you are done come back here for Step 2 of the lesson.

**Grade: 2 pts. for Padlet post.**

## Step 2: Make a model (3 pts)

- Click here If you are solving
**Nova Scotia Quilt** - Click here If you are solving
**Mowing Madness**

Make sure you look at the ways in which your classmates have represented the problem. Then come back and finish the lesson when you are done.

**Grade: 3 pts for picture/representation posted on Padlet**

## Step 3: Solve the Problem (3 pts)

**Grade: 3 pts for solution and reasoning**

## Step 4: Reflecting on the Solution (2 pts)

- Does your answer make sense?
- How do you know that this is the right answer?
- Do you have anything you are still wondering about in the problem?
- Is there a different way to solve the problem that would be easier?

**Grade: 2 pts for reflection **