Paper Cut

This task was inspired by Andrew Stadel

standard: 3.MD.5,6,7    3.OA.3

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Act 1

Watch the video

  1. Which piece of paper has a greater area?
  2. Explain your reasoning

Act 2

What do you need to know?  What information would you like to help you out?

Paper Cut Dimensions of Original

The Original Piece

The Middle Cut

The Middle Cut

Paper Cut– Use this image only to scaffold students learning.  Don’t use if you don’t have too!


Act 3


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