Instructional Activity# More Rectangles, More Squares

Lesson 3. Unit 9. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources30 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 3, Unit 9, Grade 6. In this activity, students apply the geometric process that they saw in the last activity and are asked to make connections between the result and the greatest common factor of the side lengths of the original rectangle. They work on a sequence of similar problems, allowing them to see and begin to articulate a pattern. Then they make connections between this pattern and fractions that are equivalent to the fraction made up of the side lengths of the original rectangle.