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# Area (Measuring Regular and Irregular Shapes) Interactive Activity

• Updated:  11 Dec 2023

Assign this colorful area interactive activity in your next math class to help students practice measuring the area of regular and irregular shapes!

• Pages:  1 Page

### Curriculum

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.G.A.2

Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.

teaching resource

# Area (Measuring Regular and Irregular Shapes) Interactive Activity

• Updated:  11 Dec 2023

Assign this colorful area interactive activity in your next math class to help students practice measuring the area of regular and irregular shapes!

• Pages:  1 Page

Assign this colorful area interactive activity in your next math class to help students practice measuring the area of regular and irregular shapes!

## Measuring the Area of Regular and Irregular Shapes

This bright and fun digital teaching resource is teacher-designed to enhance students’ understanding of area measurement through a hands-on and visual approach. The primary purpose What’s the Area? is to engage students in the exploration of area by comparing shapes based on their respective areas using informal units (square units).

Included in this resource are 24 self-checking slides, each carefully crafted to guide students through the process of partitioning a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares. The slides prompt students to count the total number of squares in these partitions, fostering a conceptual understanding of area measurement. The resource comes with detailed instructions for classroom implementation, emphasizing the use of slideshow mode for an interactive learning experience.

## How to Use This Area Interactive Game in Your Classroom

Integrate this resource into various classroom settings and cater to diverse learning needs! It can be used as an individual activity, allowing students to work at their own pace, or as a guided group activity where the teacher provides support and clarification. Additionally, the resource is suitable for center or station activities, promoting collaborative learning.

For students seeking a challenge, encourage them to extend their understanding by writing equations to match the calculated area. On the other hand, for those struggling to grasp the concept, teachers can scaffold the learning experience by implementing the resource in small groups, providing targeted assistance and additional guidance.

What’s the Area? offers a dynamic and adaptable approach to teaching and learning area measurement, fostering both independent exploration and collaborative engagement in the classroom.

This area teaching resource was created by Kendall Britnell, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter collaborator.

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