Lesson Plan

Finding the Area of a Rectangle

Let your students learn how to find the area of rectangular objects by doing hands-on activities. Your students will love finding the area of various rectangular objects around the classroom!
Need extra help for EL students? Try the All About Area pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the All About Area pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

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

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Finding Area: Level 1
  • Tell your students that they will be learning how to find the area of a rectangle.
  • Ask your students if they know what the word area means. Explain to your students that it is the space inside a shape.

Beginning

  • Have students share their thoughts with a supportive partner or a peer with the same home language (L1), if possible.

Intermediate

  • Provide a sentence stem for students to use as they share what they know about area. (e.g., "I think that area is ________.")