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module 5
20 Instructional days (20 hours)

Area, Surface Area, and Volume Problems


Students use composition and decomposition to determine the area of triangles, quadrilaterals, and other polygons. Extending skills from Module 3 where they used coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points on a coordinate plane, students determine distance, perimeter, and area on the coordinate plane in real-world contexts.

Students apply volume formulas and use their previous experience with solving equations to find missing volumes and missing dimensions.

The final topic includes deconstructing the faces of solid figures to determine surface area. Students apply the surface area formula to real-life contexts and distinguish between the need to find surface area or volume within contextual situations.



From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 6 Mathematics Module 5. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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