Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
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.
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.