Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 6 resources related to the following standard:
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
4. Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

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This seven-minute video shows a fifth grade teacher-led introduction to the surface area of three-dimensional objects. In the video students are led through the discovery process of finding the area of nets and translating that into surface area. The video incorporates techniques that encourage the use of precise language, the participation of all, and the respect for the thinking of others.
Lesson Plans, Video
Grade Level: 5, 6+