Measurement and Data

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

7. Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

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In this 10-page article (PDF) from NCTM the authors present a progression of models they believe can be used with third graders to connect concepts of arithmetic and geometry to understand the distributive property as outlined in the CCSS. They believe exploring the area of multicolor arrays makes the distributive property intuitive for third graders. | Reference Materials, Article Grade Level: 3 | |

This activity provides students with an opportunity to calculate area and perimeter of rectangles in order to determine the pricing system of objects with given costs (in British Pounds). The resource includes the problem, tips on getting started, a teacher resource page, and a printable student page. | Activity Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 | |

Using square pattern blocks, algebra tiles, or paper, this cooperative activity introduces students to the concept of displaying a numeral as the area of rectangular arrangements. Student goals include understanding that some numbers can only be represented by two different rectangles that have either a length equal to one unit or a width equal to one unit (prime numbers); whereas other numbers can be represented by more than two different rectangles (composite numbers). | Activity, Lesson Plans Grade Level: 3, 4 | |

This 7-page article (PDF) describes a professional development activity utilizing a painting by Wassily Kandinsky to launch an investigation into the conceptual understanding of polygon classification and the area and perimeter of rectangles and triangles. The resource includes a five page activity sheet (PDF) linked on the main page. | Activity, Lesson Plans, Reference Materials, Article Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 |

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