In this geometry learning exercise, 3rd graders answer 7 questions about surface area and tessellations. They compare the areas of different shapes and use cut out squares to find the surface area of given shapes.
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Math Lesson Plan: How to Calculate Area
Define area and calculate the area of squares and rectangles with your class. The lesson begins with direct instruction, but learners get some hands-on practice finding area, too. They measure construction paper shapes with a ruler.
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable