Unit 1, Lesson 3# Apply strategies learned for finding the area of rectangles with whole-number side lengths, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas

CPALMS 80 min(s)

In this unit on area, students explore geometric measurement by becoming "Area Architects" in order to learn the concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and addition. In this lesson, students will apply strategies learned for finding the area of rectangles with whole-number side lengths after creating floor plans for their dream home on 1-inch grid paper, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas. Keywords: area, architects, square units, unit squares, rectangle, rectangular, side lengths, multiplication, multiplying, grid, grid paper, floor plans, dream home, blueprint.