Lesson Plan

All About Area

Use this vocabulary-focused lesson to teach your students about area. It can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Finding the Area of a Rectangle*.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Finding the Area of a Rectangle lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Finding the Area of a Rectangle lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to find the area of a rectangle by counting tiles and multiplying.

Language

Students will be able to explain the concept of finding the area of a rectangle using key vocabulary and peer supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Write the word "vocabulary" on the board and ask students to think about why vocabulary is important in math.
  • Instruct them to turn and talk to a partner about their thoughts, and then call on some volunteers to share what they discussed with their partners.
  • Tell the class that they are going to learn about individual vocabulary words and learn about how they all work together to teach about the topic or area.