Unit 1, Lesson 4, Grade 3 icon
Unit 1, Lesson 4

Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle can be found using the Distributive Property of Multiplication

CPALMS 80 min(s)

In this 5-lesson 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 use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle can be found using the Distributive Property of Multiplication. This lesson is focused on single-digit 𝑥 single-digit dimensions using proper units for dimensions (e.g. ft, yd, m) and square units for the area.

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