# Unit 7 – Lesson 1

LENGTH

ELiTE

Title:

Computation of Length

Teaching Aids

Duration: 1 hour

Teacher uses diagrams, number lines, paper strips, scissors, ruler, a roll of string and worksheets.

Set Induction

1. Teacher shows a paper strip to model a situation expressed in fraction. 2. Teacher distributes the paper strips to each pupil and gives clear instructions.
3. Pupils do hands-on activity. Teacher’s Instructions: Expected Answers: Teacher guides pupils to answer in full sentence. o The fraction of the coloured part is one third.

o First, measure and cut a paper strip with the
length of 30 cm. o o o Now, fold the paper strips into three equal parts. Next, colour any one part of the paper strips. What is the fraction of the coloured part?

o The part that I have coloured is 10cm long.

o Class, what is the length of the part that you
have coloured, in cm?

Paper Strips
1 3
1 3

1 3

0 cm

10

20

30

Ruler

3 48 m 1 P Q R Calculate the length of PQ in m.Unit 7 – Lesson 1 LENGTH ELiTE Step 1: Solve problem involving computation of length. Do (─) then (×) / Do (×) then (─) / Do (÷) then (+) / Do (÷) then (×) Solve (Method 1): 48 m P (Method 2): Q PR ─ QR = PQ 3 3 ─ R 1 3 = 16 m × 1 2 = 3 3 48 m – 16 m 2 × 48 m = 32 m 3 Look back (Method 3) : = 32 m P 16 m Q R 3 48 m P 16 m 16 m + 16 m = 32 m 16 m OR Q 16 m 16 m × 2 R . Pupils’ Activity: 1. QR is of PR. Teacher poses a question to the class: The diagram shows the length of a rope. Pupils find the answer by Polya’s Model with different methods. Understand the problem : Length of PR = Length of QR = Length of PQ = Devise a plan ? m of PR : Draw a diagram.