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Students will explore the concept of area. Students will:

  • choose the appropriate units of measure for area for a given shape or region.
  • understand the difference between estimated and actual area.
  • develop different strategies to find the area of irregular shapes.
  • apply multiplication to the area of rectangles and squares.


Essential Questions

  • What does it mean to estimate or analyze numerical quantities?
  • When is it appropriate to estimate versus calculate?
  • What makes a tool and/or strategy appropriate for a given task?
  • Why does “what” we measure influence “how” we measure?
  • In what ways are the mathematical attributes of objects or processes measured, calculated, and/or interpreted?
  • How precise do measurements and calculations need to be?


Vocabulary

  • Area: The number of square units needed to cover a flat surface.
  • Estimate: A rough judgment or calculation.
  • Square Unit: A unit used to measure area.


Duration

90–120 minutes


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  • Interactive Web site calculation of area, various levels of difficulty ~ choose area

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/perimeter_and_area/index.html

  • Interactive Web site calculation of area of irregular/regular shapes

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/AreaExplorer/

  • Interactive Web site measurement of area with immediate feedback

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/math4/k/squaresp.cfm



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