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# Introduction to Area Teaching Slides

• Updated:  06 Dec 2023

Introduce the concept of measuring the area of regular shapes with this 22-slide instructional slide deck.

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 6

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teaching resource

# Introduction to Area Teaching Slides

• Updated:  06 Dec 2023

Introduce the concept of measuring the area of regular shapes with this 22-slide instructional slide deck.

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 6

Introduce the concept of measuring the area of regular shapes with this 22-slide instructional slide deck.

## How to Find the Area of a Rectangle and a Square

Area is the amount of space inside the boundaries of a 2-D shape. Seems pretty straightforward, right? Then why do students struggle with the concept so much?

We have created an instructional slide deck to teach the following concepts to students:

• an introduction to area
• an explanation of how length and area are different
• an introduction to the formal units used for measuring area (square inches and square feet)
• an introduction to counting square units to find the area
• an explanation of the formula used for calculating the area of rectangles (length x width)
• examples to reinforce the concept

Tip: Edit the slides to remove multiplication if you are introducing the concept of counting squares to find the area.

The deck includes 22 slides with embedded checks for understanding and turn-and-talk opportunities. The slides feature an introduction to the vocabulary, how to find the area by counting square inches and square feet, and how to find the area using the formula length x width.

A dedicated, experienced educator team created this resource to support your Maths lessons.