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Evaluating Statements about Length and Area SS4

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students learn to understand concepts of length and area in more depth, revise the names of plane shapes, develop reasoning through considering areas of plane compound shapes and construct their own examples and counter-examples to help justify or refute conjectures.Students should have already encountered the concepts of area and perimeter before beginning this activity. This activity will
consolidate their understanding and overcome some common misconceptions, such as the notion that perimeter and area are in some way interrelated. Students are given a number of mathematical statements on cards. They have to try to justify or refute these statements using their own examples and arguments and then create posters showing their collaborative reasoning. (GCSE Grades D-F)

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