Instructional Activity# More Red, Green, or Blue?

Lesson 1. Unit 1. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources25 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 1, Unit 1, Grade 6. This activity asks students to compare the amounts of the plane covered by two tiling patterns, with the aim of supporting two big ideas of the unit: If two figures can be placed one on top of the other so that they match up exactly, then they have the same area. Students are likely to notice that in each pattern: The same three polygons (triangles, rhombuses, and trapezoids) are used as tiles.