Find the Height of a Rectangle Given the Area (Example)

Just how long is that rectangle? Pupils watch a short example on finding the base of a rectangle. The video shows how to use the formula for area to solve for an unknown measure knowing the other two.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion on why there are two formulas for finding the area of a rectangle
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes individuals are familiar with solving one-step equations
  • Requires learners to understand the relationship of units for area and length
Pros
  • Shows the long division necessary to solve the problem
  • Includes formulas for areas
Cons
  • None