## Monday, November 26, 2012

### Math Thinking...

Why do we need to measure the area of a flat surface?  Comment below to tell us why and where we would use area to do something (Zealtiel - said a painter needs to know the area).

1. Abby said, "Measure the area of the active board so you know how much fabric you need to cover up the active board."

2. Melanie says: "If you are making a pillow, you have to know how much fabric and stuffing to use."

3. We have to measure the area of a room to know what size rug to buy.

Jonathan

4. Ashley said: "you have to know how big your backyard is so that you know how much grass to buy."

5. When you buy fabric to make a shirt, you measure the area.

6. Harrison said: " you need to measure the area of a room so you know how much carpet to buy"

7. Edward says:"you have to know the area of your door for you to determine the amount of paint you will use."

8. Erin said: "if you are putting new floor down, you need to know how much wood to buy, so you need to know the area."

9. Aniyah said: You measure a painting so you can center it in the middle of the wall.

10. For example if I want to change the color of a metal table I would measure the table first.

11. Clara said we'd need to determine the area of a present, so that we might buy the right amount of wrapping paper.

12. Alex said: Measure the TV at the store to make sure it will fit in the room.

13. Claire said: if you want to build a tree house , you Need the area to make sure it will fit where you want it.