A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the concept of area and how it can be measured using informal square units.
Common Core State Standards alignment
Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement....
A square with side length 1 unit, called "a unit square," is said to have "one square unit" of area, and can be used to measure area....
A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units....
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