A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the concept of area and how it can be measured using informal square units.
This lesson plan includes the following resources:
Common Core Curriculum 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.