Essential Questions:
Big Ideas:
Unit 1 instructional time is focused on these priority standards:
6.G.A.1
Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems.
6.G.A.2
Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems.
6.G.A.4
Represent threedimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems.
7.G.B.4
Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.
 How do you find the area of a complex figure?
 How can the surface area of three dimensional figures be determined?
 How do twodimensional and threedimensional figures differ?
 How are nets related to surface area?
 How are geometric properties used to solve problems in everyday life?
Big Ideas:
 Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
 How can we calculate and describe the properties of a two or three dimensional object?
Unit 1 instructional time is focused on these priority standards:
6.G.A.1
Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems.
6.G.A.2
Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems.
6.G.A.4
Represent threedimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems.
7.G.B.4
Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.
What to teachIntroduce RWE: Bird Nesting Boxes
Review geometry terms they may not have had exposure to, such as angles, rays, points, lines, line segments, etc.

Lesson Ideas

Student Practice 
Compose and decompose shapes in order to find the area (including irregular shapes)

RWE: Provide dimensions needed for nesting boxes. Pose question: How can we make sure we have the correct amount of materials to build? Lead to lessons on Area and Surface Area 
Circumference and Area of a circle

RWE: Remind students that the nesting boxes will require a small, circular entrance hole. Guide students through lessons on circumference and area of circle, and how they are connected.

Volume
Nets, Surface Area, and Scale Drawings

How do we know we have enough space for the bird? Leads to a discussion on volume. Introduce concept of using cubes to calculate fractional edge lengths of right rectangular prisms.

Assessmentunit 4: Pre Assessment
unit 4: Real World Experience unit 4: Post Assessment unit 4: Formative Assessment 
Unit ResourceSISBE  grade 6
EngageNY  grade 6 EngageNY  grade 7 Georgia  grade 6 Georgia  grade 7 Howard County Resources for 6.G.A.1 Howard County Resources for 6.G.A.2 Howard County Resources for 6.G.A.4 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Finding the area of parallelograms Discovering the area of triangles Interactives  Cubes and Nets MARS Tasks grade 6 RWE NCTM Birdhouse Lesson Article Isometric Dot Paper Grid Isometric Paper Advanced 6th Math Geometry Chapter Teaching with Three Acts  How ToDistrict 6th grade fluency Resources 
Learn the Mathparent letter 