This Mathematics unit addresses the concept of measuring, comparing and ordering area using informal units.
It consists of 5 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.
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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