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  • Shelley Nash

    June 16, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    My first concept this fall is area and composing and decomposing shapes to find area.

    Unconsciously incompetent: I can count up the number of squares in the shape

    Consciously incompetent: I know there is a better way than counting all the squares, but I don’t know what it is. Or what if there are no squares?

    Consciously competent: I can find area by making a unit square of any size and use the array model idea to find the area.

    Unconsciously competent: I multiply the width by the height to get the area. I can do this to all the various shapes and put it all together.