Here's a hands-on activity you can do with your fourth grader to directly apply the concept of area to the place she knows best – her house. In addition, it is a good review of measurement because she must use a measuring tape to measure each room. Challenge your child to guess the largest and smallest rooms of the house – she might be surprised at how big her room really is!
What You Need:
- Measuring tape
- Paper and pencil
- Clipboard (optional)
- Real estate section of a local newspaper