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### In This Purposeful Practice…

Students will continue exploring the idea that different rectangles can have the same area. They will be given the total area of a rectangle and asked to determine the possible dimensions.

### Intentionality…

The purpose of the Day 4 activities is to reinforce key concepts from Day 2. Today, students will formally explore the relationship between perimeter and area. Students will engage in a math talk and will have an opportunity to complete independent purposeful practice. The math talk and purposeful practice serve to develop a deeper understanding of the following big ideas.

- Perimeter measures the distance around a shape;
- Area measures the amount of space occupied within the shape;
- To measure the area of a rectangle, it must be completely covered by units of area (square units), without gaps or overlaps;
- The alignment of square units produces the rows and columns of an array, with the same number of units in each row;
- The array replaces the need to count individual units and makes it possible to calculate an area;
- Both the number of units in each row and the number of units in a column can be determined from the length of the rectangle’s sides;
- Different rectangles can have the same area;
- Rectangles that have the same area do not necessarily have the same perimeter.

## Math Talk

### Overview of This Visual Math Talk

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### Visual Math Talk Prompt #1

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### Visual Math Talk Prompt #3

## Purposeful Practice

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### Questions: Area of a Triangle

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