Solve Real World Problems by Finding the Area of a Rectangle

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Young mathematicians learn to apply their understanding of area in real-world contexts with the final video of this series. Multiple examples are presented that demonstrate different situations that involve calculating the area of a rectangle. Consider pausing the video after each problem is introduced, allowing learners a chance to solve them on their own before viewing the solutions. An excellent conclusion to a lesson series on area and a great opportunity to teach learners how to draw pictures as a problem solving strategy.

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  • Supports learners with a brief review of using multiplication to calculate area
  • Includes a problem in which the area is given and students must determine the missing side length of a rectangle
  • Video is available as a downloadable slide show

  • Additional word problems will be necessary to provide practice with calculating area
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