Area of a Shape on a Grid

What does a grid have to do with area? Well, just about everything! Learners view composite shapes on a grid and watch as the video instructor finds their areas. The examples use shapes composed of rectangles and triangles. Scholars follow the video lesson with some independent practice. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have partners create a drawing from rectangles and squares on a grid to exchange and find the area
  • Ask individuals to shade squares as they count the area of each
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a solid understanding of the concept of area
Pros

  • Includes practice aligned to the video examples
  • Offers the option for subtitles to assist with note taking
Cons

  • None