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Calculate the correct measure (perimeter, area, or volume) by identifying key words and ideas in a word problem

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/MD/C/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5

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Big Ideas: Real life situations make it necessary to use different types of measurements. We use linear measurement to calculate perimeter, squared measurement to calculate area, and cubic measurement when we need the volume This lesson builds on students’ earlier work identifying real-world situations that require linear, squared, and cubic measurement. In this task, students design their own park and assign reasonable dimensions to each object in the park. They select the type of measurement needed to order materials to build that object and calculate the perimeter, area or volume. This prepares students for more rigorous work in both identifying appropriate times to use volume and calculating volume in real-life problems. Vocabulary: squared units, linear units, cubic units, 3-dimensional, dimensions, isometric paper, perimeter, area volume Special Materials: isometric paper