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Explore measuring various objects using square centimeters. Learners create various shapes using five centimeter cubes, calculate the area in square centimeters of different classroom objects, and discover who has the largest mouth, drawing a self-portrait of their open mouth.
Explore the relationship between perimeter and area. Learners input the area and perimeter for shapes on the Shape Explorer website, solve problems using geoboards, complete a worksheet, create a PowerPoint presentation, and take an online quiz. Note that although several third and fourth grade Common Core standards are listed, it is not always clear how they are addressed within the lesson plan.
Gardening geometers construct the formula for the area of a rectangle by viewing a video revolving around two young people, their lawn mowing business, and their need to charge by the square meter. A relevant real-life application lesson!
Build a Zarcon-proof home as a math activity that will provide tremendous advantages for engagement, for differentiation, and for mastery of concepts. This activity focuses specifically on surface area and volume using mathematical modeling.
Students construct the formula for the area of a rectangle.
While the lesson focuses on right triangles, this activity offers a great way to practice the area of all triangles through an interactive webpage. The activity begins with the class taking a square paper and cutting in in half; can they relate the area of the square to the right triangles? Then they use the webpage, which provides different triangles on a coordinate grid to calculate the the area. The lesson discusses right triangles, while medium and hard levels of the activity have non-right triangle examples. Learners should be able to find the area of a triangle when height or base is not obvious using the distance formula or box method if using the hard level examples. 
In this area learning exercise, students solve 6 short answer problems. Students find the area of a figure composed of regular polygons such as triangles, rectangles, squares, etc given a sketch of the figure.
Students examine area. In this area measurement lesson, students use non-standard units of measurement to find the area of various objects in the classroom. They work in small groups on different measurement activities and present their findings to the class upon completion. There is an assessment and an assignment included in this lesson
Students practice their area and perimeter measurement. In this measurement lesson, students watch a video about perimeter and area. Students measure a gym for perimeter and area. Students write number sentences for the area and perimeter of the gym. Students use mini-cubes to model the area and transfer the cubes onto grid paper.
In this online math worksheet, students determine the length and width of given rectangles given their area. This excellent resource allows the students to check their answers, and to get "hints" should they run into difficulties. A terrific teaching tool!
This is a multi-faced unit that looks at circles, arcs, sectors, cylinders, cones, spheres, and hemispheres. The formulas for finding length, area, surface area, and volume are discussed with an eye towards an intuitive understanding. Vocabulary is also stressed. This unit is organized to easily use only the parts you need. 
After providing your learners with a pre-assessment, group learners by ability level. Groups develop and use strategies to find perimeter of regular or irregular shapes using string, paper clips, links, and other objects. They find the area using tiles or counting squares of regular and irregular shapes on a grid. Pupils find the volume by layering cubes in a box.
Polygons don't have to be big scary shapes, break them down into composite figures and find the area piece by piece. Start by reviewing how to the find the area of a triangle and quadrilateral because those are commonly used to create bigger polygons. The example introduces a polygon that can be split into three different shapes, all quadrilaterals. Have your learners use the area formula for each piece after finding the missing sides based on the sides given. Challenge them with a nonagon and show them that it can be broken down into multiple triangles to find the area. 
Take the first step in teaching young mathematicians about area with the initial video in this five-part series. Beginning with a review of area and key terms related to area measurement, the instructor goes on to clearly model how to find the area of rectangles by counting unit squares. Extend the lesson by passing out grid paper and asking children to draw different rectangles and determine their areas. An excellent resource to supplement an introductory lesson on area.
Providing detailed diagrams and step-by-step instructions, this video explores how to find the volume and surface area of a cylinder. Tip: It would be beneficial as a review prior to a test which covers the concept of volume.
Practice finding the area of squares and rectangles. Complete with a grid for third graders to measure each side, this resource will be helpful. Though the shapes vary in size, they all have four sides to make measurement easy. Pupils write the answer in a space provided, along with the unit of measurement (cm). 
Challenge your second graders with a worksheet on units of measurement! Not only do they put their measurement skills to the test, but kids practice word problem strategies as well. The second part of the resource prompts students to supply the correct unit of measurement for different tasks, such as measuring the mass of a dog, or the capacity of a bucket.
Fifth and sixth graders engage in a series of activities which show them the importance of using different types of measurement strategies. One of the primary goals of the lesson is to show learners that measurement is helpful in many areas of real life. Area and perimeter are two of the measurements which are focused on the most. Some outstanding worksheets are included in this plan.
Students explore area. In this beginning area measurement instructional activity, students use paper squares and triangles to cover two dimensional classroom objects. Students count and record the number of shapes used, then compare the computed areas using information from their data tables.
Would you use inches or miles to measure a finger? How would you measure the water in a pool, or milk in a carton? Reinforce units of measurement with your first grade class. Learners circle the correct unit of measurement for each drawing, making this resource ideal for pupils who have a hard time writing out the correct units. 

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