Area Teacher Resources
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Find the Area of a Rectangle by Counting Unit Squares
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.
8 mins 2nd - 4th Math 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Teach Surface Area and Volume in the Most Engaging Way!
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.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Circumference of a Circle and the Area of the Region it Encloses
Bring your math class around with this task. Learners simply identify parts of a given circle, compute its radius, and estimate the circumference and area. It is a strong scaffolding exercise in preparation for applying the formulas for the area and circumference of circles.
6th - 8th Math 7 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Find Area Using Multiplication in Real World Problems
Learning math provides people with the tools to solve life's everyday problems. Show young learners how to apply their understanding of area in real-world contexts with the second video in this series. Multiple story problems are presented as the instructor models the process of using multiplication to find the area.
3 mins 2nd - 4th Math 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Find the Area of a Polygon Using Multiplication
Use prior experience with the array model of multiplication to teach young mathematicians how to find the area of rectangles in the first video of this four-part series. Multiple examples are presented that clearly demonstrate this process using visual models.
3 mins 2nd - 4th Math 8 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Measurement: Finding Areas of Rectangles
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!
3rd - 5th Math 44 Views 233 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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?
6th - 9th Math 12 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Practice: Measuring Angles and Using a Protractor and More!
Four fabulous worksheets are included in this resource, all having to do with the measurement of angles. On the first, anglers will use a protractor to determine the degrees of 10 different angles. An arc is drawn on each. On the second, six triangles are depicted for which learners measure various angles.
4th - 6th Math 120 Views 436 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Perimeter, Area, and Volume
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.
3rd - 5th Math 118 Views 765 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Area of a Triangle
Even though there is a wide variety of different triangles in the world, knowing a single equation allows us to find the area of each and every one of them. Follow along with this step-by-step presentation as Zoe clearly models how to use the base and height of a triangle to calculate its area.
4th - 6th Math 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Setting the Stage With Geometry
Get your class thinking about geometry in their own bedrooms! Solving geometry challenges, individuals match words and definitions, find perimeter and area in their homes (rectangular, circular, and triangular), find circumference and area of welcome mats, use formulas to find surface areas and volumes of 3D shapes, and use a calculator to calculate the height of a can using the cylinder formula.
5th - 7th Math 90 Views 294 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
3-D Measurement Project
Go beyond flakes and bran and provide this fun and tasty activity that lets learners design and create their own cereal box. It's all about the box when your middle schoolers provide directions and a solution on how to calculate the surface area and volume where the usual breakfast activity is located on the back.
6th - 8th Math 22 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Volumes of Cereal Boxes
Explore the deceptive world of food packaging with this fun math activity. Using prior knowledge about measuring the volume of three-dimensional figures, young mathematicians determine the difference between the volume of cereal boxes and that of the cereal they actually hold.
4th - 7th Math 22 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Geometry and Measurement
Young geometers explore relationships between units of measure and objects. Three activities provide varied opportunities to practice. Learners calculate the volume of two cylinders made by rolling a piece of paper vertically and horizontally (noting two different volumes with the same surface area).
K - 5th Math 17 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Finding the Area of Polygons
Third graders are exposed to finding the area of polygons by decomposing figures and recomposing them into rectangles. This strategy allows children to expand on their prior knowledge of constructing shapes by rearranging parts into squares.
2nd - 4th Math 70 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learners divide a poster board so everyone gets the same amount of area to decorate. Youngsters talk about the different ways to divide a rectangle. They measure their lines to make sure that each piece is equal and then decorate their given piece.
2nd - 4th Math 3 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sugar Crystal Challenge
Blow your learners' minds with a sweet lesson on nanotechnology that uses sugar to demonstrate the difference nanoscale surface area makes in dissolving and crystal formation. Plenty of supportive background information is read to introduce the concepts, and then two activities are carried out.
3rd - 9th Math 73 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Square Counting Shortcut
An excellent lesson that encourages students to discover how complex figures can be broken into simpler shapes when measuring area. Working with block letters, learners are given the freedom to develop their own strategies for determining the area of the shapes, ideally working toward the rectangle subdivision method.
2nd - 4th Math 36 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using Linear Equations to Define Geometric Solids
Making the transition from two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional solids can be difficult for many geometry students. This comprehensive lesson starts with writing and graphing linear equations to define a bounded region and calculating the areas and perimeters of the space.
9th - 11th Math 72 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed