Prove Area Of A Rectangle Using Tiling Math Games

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In this series of games, your students will learn to 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. The Prove Area Of A Rectangle Using Tiling learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 3.MD.C.7.a as written in the common core national math standards.

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Concepts Covered

The area is the amount of space a 2-dimensional figure occupies. The area is the entire space without gaps inside the border of the figure. All 2-D shapes have an area. A square with a side length of 1 unit is a square unit. The area is measured by the number of square units that fully occupy a space without any gaps. The number of square units it takes to completely occupy a shape is its area. Cover a shape completely with tiles and count to find the area. Use manipulatives and models to count the area of a rectangle with unit squares.

Find the length and width of a rectangle using tile square units. Length and width are relative and can be interchanged. Prove that multiplying length and width will give the same area as counting all the individual tiles within the rectangle. Use standard units of measure (square cm, square m, square in, square ft) to solve a problem.

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