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Digital Unit Plan Template

Unit Title: Geometry: Area, Surface Area, and Volume Name: James Parson
Content Area: Mathematics Grade Level: 6th
CA Content Standard(s)/Common Core Standard(s):
Unit Standards

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

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 real-world 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 real-world and mathematical problems.

6.G.A.3 - Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices; use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first
coordinate or the same second coordinate. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

6.G.A.4 - Represent three-dimensional 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 real-world and mathematical problems.

Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

6.EE.A.2 - Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

a. Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation Subtract y from 5
as 5 y.

6.EE.A.2 - Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

c. Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real world problems. Perform arithmetic
operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order
(Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas V = s3 and A = 6 s2 to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s =

Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

6.EE.B.6 - Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent
an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.

Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

6.NS.C.6 - Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to
represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates

c. Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other
rational numbers on a coordinate plane.

6.NS.C.8 - Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute
value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate.

Big Ideas/Unit Goals:

Students will learn to find area of triangles and regular 4-sided polygons
Students will use surface nets to find surface area regular prisms and pyramids
Students will learn to find volume of regular prisms and pyramids
Students will use knowledge of area, surface area, and volume to solve real world problems

Unit Summary:

The basis of this Unit Plan are two different District provided texts: enVision Math 2.0 Volume 1 Grade 6 and Big Ideas Math Course 1.
From the textbooks, I will be using the vocabulary, example problems and supplemental interactive technology. All the content will
align with Common Core Standards for 6th grade Geometry and will employ all eight Standards for Mathematical Practice throughout
the Unit. In addition, I will be using Geogebra software and other inactive websites for students to use as visual models.

b) By incorporating several different instructional strategies, this unit plans meets the cognitive needs of my students.
I have built in the element of discussion throughout the unit to maintain a high level of student engagement throughout the unit.
Discussion whether in pairs, small groups, or the whole class, will foster a high level of cognitive demand, as students share their
thoughts and ideas and evaluate and critique the thoughts and ideas of others. I will also incorporate technology into the lesson to help
the students bridge the gap between the concrete visual models and abstract concepts. I will also make use of open ended problems
with a variety of possible paths to a solution to challenge students of all backgrounds. There will be several different sets of problems
cover the same concept of varying levels of sophistication, so that students of all levels can be assigned work to do that meets their
cognitive needs.

c) To meet the needs of all the students in class I have employed several different instructional strategies. For the English
Learners, I have built in several strategies designed to accommodate their needs including: small group instruction, explicit vocabulary
instruction, par-sharing activities, use of technology, manipulatives, clear directions, guided notes, and extra time. I have also
considered accommodations, adaptations, and differentiations of my students with special needs including: extra time, use of
technology, small group work, alternate test location, differentiated problem sets. I have also created differentiated problem sets our
advanced students.

Assessment Plan:
Entry-Level: LESSON INTRODUCTION Formative: Summative:

Students will use their iPads and google

slides to create a class vocabulary Quizlet Live Collaborative Quizwill Unit Test: Surface Area and Volume
document. Working as table groups, participate in a collaborative Student will complete a summative
each group will be responsibly for vocabulary quiz using their iPads. The assessment at the end of the unit
creating multimedia definitions and Quizlet live activity will challenge the covering the calculation of surface area
uploading them to google slides. The students to work together to correctly and volume of rectangular prisms and
entire class will create a document that match a set of vocabulary terms rectangular pyramids.
has several different definitions of each covering surface area and volume of Unit Project: Surface Area and
key term. The student will use multiple rectangular prisms and rectangular VolumeStudents will work in groups
presentations to make the vocabulary pyramids. of 3 to complete a google slide
more relevant to them. QuizStudents will presentation requiring them to
participate in interactive formative quiz describe what of surface area and
They will also be required to review the on their iPads using a quiz volume of rectangular prisms and
document throughout the course of covering the calculation of surface area rectangular pyramids are using real
the unit as the vocabulary will remain and volume of rectangular prisms and world examples. They will also be
crucial to understanding the concepts rectangular pyramids. responsible for demonstrating how to
of the following lessons. The teacher IXL.Com Surface Area and Volume calculate the surface area and volume
will move around the classroom, PracticeStudents will use their iPad
prompting the students for to logon to and complete of rectangular prisms and rectangular
understanding. The teacher will also various interactive activities covering pyramids in their presentation.
asses whether the definition the the calculation of surface area and
students are generating are precise and volume of rectangular prisms and
relevant. When the document is rectangular pyramids.
complete the teacher will know which NearPod Interactive LessonStudents
students have a strong grasp of will participate in a Nearpod live
concepts and which students may need interactive lesson that will provide
additional instruction in the future several formative activities for the
Nearpod Warm-Up Discussion teacher to assess, including: surface
Students will participate in a classroom area and volume problems, a quick
discussion using about write, and an exit slip covering the
how to describe what surface area is concepts of the lesson.
and find the surface area of everyday
items like a cereal box and a candy bar.

Lesson 1 (Teacher Lecture) Surface Area Guided Notes

Student Learning Objective: Acceptable Evidence Lesson Activities:
Students will turn the Students will complete a set of guided notes found on the website. Students will follow
Given two example guided notes. These will the presentation and participate in the mini-activities of the presentation. During
prisms, students will contain example of several points in the presentation, the students will stop to fill out their guided notes.
calculate the surface area student work for the The Guided notes cover the process of calculating the surface area of rectangular and
of the prisms with 80% teacher to assess. The triangular prisms. This activity is designed to make the process of creating surface nets
accuracy. guided note will also and using them to calculate surface area more explicit.
contain samples of
student writing for the
teacher assess.
Lesson 2 (Webercise/ iPad Lesson) Volume of Rectangular Prisms
Student Learning Acceptable Evidence: Lesson Activities: Students will be completing an iPad lesson using Nearpod. The lesson will
Objective: At each point in the be directed by the teacher. Each slide will be moderated by the teacher as the students
Nearpod lesson, the work on it. Their answers are anonymous to each other, but the teacher knows which
Given two example teacher will be able to students respond to the questions and what their responses are. This allows the teacher to
prisms, students will assess every students share responses with the other students without embarrassing students or putting them on
calculate the volume of response as they the spot. After each activity is completed the teacher advances the slide. This is called a live
the prisms with 80% complete each slide. The mode. This is different from the student-paced lesson uploaded to the website. I will be
accuracy. students will be required implementing this lesson solely on iPads in live mode, as all my students have a school-
to write about volume. issued iPad. The link on my site is only a preview of the lesson. All the lessons features are
Students will also available as a live lesson on their iPads. The collaborative slide that allows the students to
complete problems upload images and written responses is only available during a live session. I will get the
involving volume of students a session code at the beginning of class, and they will use it to join the Nearpod
rectangular prisms. The activity.
teacher will also collect
evidence of student
learning from the Kahoot
formative assessment at
the end of the lesson.
Lesson 3 (Graphic Organizer) Surface Area and Volume Graphic Organizer
Student Learning Objective: Acceptable Evidence: Lesson Activities:

Given two example By completing the Students will complete a graphic organizer designed to help students master the process of
prisms, students will graphic organizer, finding eh surface area and volume of prisms and pyramids. Students will use their prior
calculate the surface area students will provide the knowledge of triangles and regular quadrilaterals to explore three
of the prisms with 80% teacher with four dimensional objects. Students will construct surface nets of rectangular prisms and
accuracy. examples of student work pyramids and use them to find the surface area of these objects. Students will also use their
for the teacher to assess. prior knowledge of rectangles to find the volume of rectangular prisms by finding the edge
Each part the graphic lengths of rectangular prisms to find their volumes.
Given two example organizer represents the
prisms, students will procedure for finding the
calculate the volume of surface area and volume
the prisms with 80% for different shapes,
accuracy. which will demonstrate
the students
understanding of finding
surface area and volume
of the figures.
Unit Resources:
Textbook - Pearson, Envision 2.0: Volume 2
Textbook - Larson, R., & Boswell, L. (2014). Big ideas math: A Common Core curriculum.

Students will use their school-issued iPads.

Students will use paper, pencils, rulers, and pencils.

Teacher use iPad, projector, Apple TV.

Useful Websites:

This site is a great resource to practice almost any math topic. It has plenty of interactive activities too!

Khan Academy is a website that provides short tutorial lessons and practice problems for whatever skill we are working on. Here is a unit on surface
area and volume.

Desmos is a great resource. This site is full functioning graphing calculator. This site will help with calculating area of triangles and rectangles.

ApadtedMind is a great free interactive website. It contains 172 interactive lessons that cover almost every math topic from our book. Each lesson
has over 500 problems, explanations, and instructional videos to help you learn and review. What make this site so helpful is that all the lessons
have clear instructional videos with each lesson. The website will also save your progress and let you customize your own unique avatar.

This site has tons of excellent interactives to learn almost any Mathematical topic. Here is a great interactive lesson on volume and surface area.

This is a great interactive quiz site. Here a link to practice quiz about surface area.

Here is another great site full of interactive lessons. Here is one on surface area and one on volume.

This is a great interactive free site that will help with graphing, Geometry, and Algebra. During the year, we will be using this web app for many
different activities. GeoGebra also has many different interactive lessons. Check out this lesson on surface area and volume.