One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core. The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard. The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.
Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.C.6 Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
Students create shapes on a geoboard and find their areas.
Students use their knowledge of perimeter and area to build airliners and launch ships.
Students find the area of each zoo habitat by counting squares and half squares. (Some perimeter and volume questions are also included.)
Students count squares to find the area of each shape.
Students use their knowledge of area to solve a realistic paving slabs problem.