Instructional Activity# Areas of Rectangles

Lesson 13. Unit 4. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 13, Unit 4, Grade 6. This activity also revisits grade 5 work on finding the area of a rectangle with fractional side lengths. Students interpret and match numerical expressions and diagrams. Because the diagrams are unlabeled, students need to use the structure in the expressions and in the diagrams to make a match. This work reinforces their understanding of the area of rectangles and of multiplication. Specifically, it helps them see how the product of two mixed numbers (or two fractions that are greater than 1) can be found using partial products.