Awesome Area - Geometry and Measurement

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Break out those math manipulatives, it's time to teach about area! Capturing the engagement of young mathematicians, this three-lesson series supports children with learning how to measure the area of squares, rectangles, and other irregular shapes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this lesson series to introduce the concept of area in the upper-elementary grade levels
  • Create math learning centers out of the different hands-on activities included in these lessons
  • Encourage collaboration by allowing children to work with a partner when completing the in-class exercises
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson series involves a wide array of math manipulatives including color tiles, snap cubes, and geoboards, which may or may not be available in your classroom
Pros

  • Each lesson offers suggestions for reteaching or extending learning about area and perimeter
  • All supporting worksheets and templates are included with the lesson
  • A summative assessment is included with an answer key and grading rubric
Cons

  • None