Cover the Floor

standard: (MCC2.OA.4)

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Act 1

Watch the video

  • How many squares will it take to fill up the yellow rectangle? Estimate
  • Write an estimate you know is too high.  Write an estimate you know is too low.

Act 2

Act-2 Cover the Floor (measurement using plates)

Act-2 Cover the Floor (measurement using floor tiles)

Act-2 Cover the Floor (plates per tile)


Act 3

Act-3 Cover the Floor (Reveal)


Act 4:  The Sequel

  • How many blue plates would it take to cover the purple part of the floor?
  • How many yellow squares would it take to cover your classroom floor?

Algebrfy Your Mind:

  • Can you make a rule for how many blue plates it would take to cover any room in the school?

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