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# Area Lessons Standards: M3M4.

Students will understand and measure the area of simple geometric figures (squares and rectangles). a. Understand the meaning of the square unit in measuring area. b. Model (by tiling) the area of a simple geometric figure using square units (square inch, square foot, etc.). c. Determine the area of squares and rectangles by counting, adding, and multiplying with models. Day One Materials: centimeter grid paper, masking tape or colored electrical tape, Preparation: On the classroom floor, create shapes using tape that are 10 square units in area, but have different perimeters. E: How do we identify the measurement of area? A: Divide the students into groups. Have them measure the perimeter of the shapes to review perimeter. Brainstorm ways to measure the inside of the shapes. Introduce the vocabulary words area and square units. T: Give each student a sheet of grid paper. Have them create shapes that are 12 square units. (Note: they can use ½ of squares to measure) Have them record the area and perimeter of the shapes they created on the back of their sheet. Switch with a partner and have the partner figure out the area and perimeter. Have students complete the sheet Graph Shapes, and create shapes with the areas given. S: Tell a partner what is area and how it is measured. Extension: On a sheet of graph paper, have the student create a picture. Everything in their picture must add up to 40 square units. Day Two Materials: centimeter grid paper, purple math book, overhead grid paper Test Prep: Mr Simmons put a wire fence all the way around his rectangular garden. The garden is 9 feet long and 5 feet wide. How many feet of fencing did he use? E: