Instructional Activity# Tent Design - Part 1

Lesson 19. Unit 1. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 19, Unit 1, Grade 6. This activity has two parts: an introduction to the task and individual work time. In the first part, students read the design problem and ask clarifying questions, and then work with a partner or two to look at tent designs and specifications. Then, they work individually to design a tent, create necessary representations of it, calculate its surface area, and estimate of the amount of fabric needed to construct it.