An editable PowerPoint template to use when introducing the concept of area.
This comprehensive teaching presentation is the perfect resource to use when introducing the measurement concept of area.
What concepts are addressed in this area PowerPoint?
This PowerPoint addresses the following concepts:
- 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 explanation of the formula used for calculating the area of rectangles (length x width)
- examples to reinforce the concept.
Edit the slides to remove multiplication if you are introducing the concept of counting squares to find the area.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.
Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.
Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.
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