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Reasoning About Multiplication and Area

For Students 3rd Standards
How are area and multiplication related? It turns out that they are one in the same. Use a performance task to assess third grader's ability to reason about area using tiling and multiplication. They must demonstrate their ability to...
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Area and Perimeter

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Get third graders excited to work find area and perimeter of unit squares, rectangles, and irregular shapes. A 36-page packet comes with task cards, graphic organizers, practice worksheets, printables with squares, exit tickets, and word...
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Determining Area with Partial Blocks

For Students 3rd Standards
A more challenging set of worksheets, third graders are required to measure area by counting whole and partial unit squares. Students will realize that two partial blocks make up one whole block. Each shaded figure is on a square unit grid.
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Determining Area with Full Blocks

For Students 3rd Standards
Third graders simply count the square units that make up each figure in order to find the area. Remind the class to count carefully in order to find the correct answer.
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Determining Area with Square Units

For Students 3rd Standards
Third graders measure area by counting unit squares inside a rectangle.
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Determining Perimeter with Square Units

For Students 3rd Standards
Third graders determine the perimeter of a shaded section by counting the number of unit squares that surround it. Each section is shaded on a small square unit grid. 
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Halves, Thirds, and Sixths

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An excellent activity that effectively pulls together the concepts of area, fractions, and equivalent fractions! Using 3x2 rectangular arrays, 3rd graders are introduced to the concept of area in terms of square units. Building on this...
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The Square Counting Shortcut

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An excellent lesson that encourages young scholars to discover how complex figures can be broken into simpler shapes when measuring area. Working with block letters, learners are given the freedom to develop their own strategies for...
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The Represented World: Recreational STEM

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How are forces and motion important to a swing set? Scholars explore the concepts of force and motion using swing sets. In preparation for their own STEM design project, individuals take surveys and data from peers, complete labs on...
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Chris’ Garden Dilemma

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Make the connections between area, tiling, and multiplication. A performance task and associated unit presents the concept of area and makes the connection to multiplication. Pupils work through three major sections of instruction that...
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City Farmers

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Firmly plant the concept of area into the classroom. A performance task dealing with area uses gardening as a context. The outline of a unit with activities keeps with the gardening theme and provides instructional support for teachers....
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Area Builder

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
All that matters is the tiles. Pupils use the interactive to investigate the relationship between area and perimeter using tiles. The interactive has an explore and a game mode to accommodate different steps in learning. The game mode...
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Tile Mural

For Students 3rd Standards
Paste this resource into your lesson plans like you'd paste a tile onto a mural. Given a diagram of a tile mural with rectilinear figures, future artists determine the perimeters and areas of the figures. They must then develop their own...
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More Chocolate Candy?

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Everyone knows that candy is the best part of any holiday—but which holiday's candy gives you the most bang for your buck? Analyze a chocolate heart, a chocolate bat, and a normal piece of chocolate to decide which piece of candy has the...
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Between the Lines

For Students K - 12th Standards
Explore linear and square dimensions by comparing areas of similar figures. A creative set of five activities designed for elementary through high school classes asks young scholars to compare areas of specific polygons. The first two...
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Part and Whole

For Students K - 7th Standards
Now you'll never have trouble cutting a cake evenly again. Here is a set of five problems all about partitioning shapes into a given number of pieces and identifying the fractional amount of each piece. As learners progress through the...
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Piece it Together

For Students K - 12th Standards
Score some problems all related to soccer balls. The first few problems focus on pattern blocks to see relationships between figures. More advanced problems focus on actual soccer balls, the patterns on the balls, and their volumes and...
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Poly-Gone

For Students K - 12th Standards
Investigate polygons from rectangles to triangles to octagons. Each level of the five-problem series targets a different grade level. Beginning with the level A problem, learners examine the relationship between area and perimeter by...
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Surrounded and Covered

For Students K - 12th Standards
What effect does changing the perimeter have on the area of a figure? The five problems in the resource explore this question at various grade levels. Elementary problems focus on the perimeter of rectangles and irregular figures with...
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Classroom Olympics

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
As the Summer Olympics are approaching, incorporate Olympic-type games into the classroom. From straw javelin to cotton ball shot put, these games are sure to keep leaners engaged. The best part is that there is math involved! Pupils...
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A Gardener’s Dilemma

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young horticulturists work together to design a garden plot using their knowledge of measurement, geometric figures, area, and perimeter formulas. Pupils' show what they know via a presentation, evaluation, survey, and quiz.  
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Assessment for the California Mathematics Standards Grade 3

For Students 3rd Standards
Assess scholars' knowledge with a 22-page assessment that covers place value, patterns, probability, estimation, measurement, geometric figures; and their ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide proficiently. 
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Finding the Area of Polygons

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders are exposed to finding the area of polygons by decomposing figures and recomposing them into rectangles. This strategy allows children to expand on their prior knowledge of constructing shapes by rearranging parts into...
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Insulating the House

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Finding the area of a rectangle is the focus of this metric worksheet. Here, mathematicians use their knowledge of finding the area of a shape in meters to discover how much material can fit inside a shape.