This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 6, Unit 3, Grade 7. In this activity students first identify the information needed to estimate the area of the state of Nevada from a map. Next, they use strategies developed in earlier work to make an estimate. The area can only be estimated as the shape is more complex and not a polygon. Also, some students may notice and account for the missing area in the southeast corner of the state and others may not.