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Finding Area: Furnishing A Room
Finding Area: Furnishing A Room
Lesson Plan
Finding Area: Furnishing A Room
Let your students decorate their own room with this lesson that has them use area to place furniture in a room.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Relating Area to Addition and Multiplication
Relating Area to Addition and Multiplication
Exercise
Relating Area to Addition and Multiplication
Help students understand the relation between addition and multiplication, and the area of objects, with this easy to navigate exercise.
3rd grade
Math
Exercise
Geometry Real Word Problems
Geometry Real Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Geometry Real Word Problems
Students will solve area problems by multiplying side lengths for rectangular shapes in real world contexts.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Area of a Rectangle Using Square Units
Area of a Rectangle Using Square Units
Exercise
Area of a Rectangle Using Square Units
This exercise will students how to calculate the area of a rectangle with ease using square units.
3rd grade
Math
Exercise
Find the Area: Compound Shapes
Find the Area: Compound Shapes
Worksheet
Find the Area: Compound Shapes
It's not everyday that you see shapes like these! This worksheet helps your fourth grader practice finding the area of compound shapes.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Area with Multiplying and Adding
Area with Multiplying and Adding
Lesson Plan
Area with Multiplying and Adding
Start a dialogue around area models! In this lesson, encourage students to ask questions as they multiply using area models. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area Models and Multiplication.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
All About Area
All About Area
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*.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Area of a Rectangle
Area of a Rectangle
Exercise
Area of a Rectangle
This exercise will simplify the process by which students calculate the area of a rectangle.
4th grade
Math
Exercise
Area and Unit Fractions
Area and Unit Fractions
Exercise
Area and Unit Fractions
Students will understand how to calculate the area of an object with unit fractions as its dimensions after completing this exercise.
5th grade
Math
Exercise
Find the Area of a Rectangle: Easy
Find the Area of a Rectangle: Easy
Worksheet
Find the Area of a Rectangle: Easy
Piggy needs to find a big room to house his teddy bear collection. Can your child help him figure out which room is the largest?
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Review Part 3: Geometry Galore!
Math Review Part 3: Geometry Galore!
Worksheet
Math Review Part 3: Geometry Galore!
Use this year-end assessment to check students’ grasp of key fourth grade geometry concepts.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
What Is the Area of Your Classroom?
What Is the Area of Your Classroom?
Lesson Plan
What Is the Area of Your Classroom?
Finding the area of a rectangle is a key measurement skill to know. In this lesson, your students will enjoy practicing this skill by determining the area of their classroom.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Winter Olympics Activity Book
Winter Olympics Activity Book
Workbook
Winter Olympics Activity Book
Kids can pay tribute to the athleticism and international diversity of winter sports with these paper crafts and art activities.
Social studies
Workbook
Area with Decimals and Fractions
Area with Decimals and Fractions
Lesson Plan
Area with Decimals and Fractions
Refresh students on the relationship between decimals and fractions when they multiply to find the area! They will find the area of a location in a picture by converting mixed numbers to a decimals and then using the area equation.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
Lesson Plan
Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
You need the length and the width to find the area of a rectangle or square, but what if one piece of information is missing? Use this lesson alongside *What's My Area?* or on its own.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Find the Surface Area: Rectangular Prism
Find the Surface Area: Rectangular Prism
Worksheet
Find the Surface Area: Rectangular Prism
Is your fifth grader ready to dig a little deeper into geometry? This exercise shows her how to find the surface area of a rectangular prism.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Area of Rectangular Rooms
Area of Rectangular Rooms
Worksheet
Area of Rectangular Rooms
In this exercise, students will practice finding the area of a rectangle.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
What's My Area?
What's My Area?
Lesson Plan
What's My Area?
Young mathematicians will enjoy demonstrating their skills with this lesson on finding area. It addresses the concepts of length, width, and square units.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Scaling Shapes to a Whole Number Factor
Scaling Shapes to a Whole Number Factor
Exercise
Scaling Shapes to a Whole Number Factor
Give students the ability to scale shapes to a whole number factor with a little hands-on learning through this exercise.
5th grade
Math
Exercise
Arranging Numbers in Multiple Ways
Arranging Numbers in Multiple Ways
Lesson Plan
Arranging Numbers in Multiple Ways
In this lesson, students use cubes to build arrays to represent factor pairs of numbers within 100. They use this understanding to identify multiples as well.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Area Models and Mixed Numbers
Area Models and Mixed Numbers
Lesson Plan
Area Models and Mixed Numbers
Help students visually represent multiplication with mixed numbers and whole numbers. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson, or as support for the lesson Multiplication of Mixed Numbers with Area Models.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Information Gaps and Finding the Area
Information Gaps and Finding the Area
Lesson Plan
Information Gaps and Finding the Area
Facilitate rich math conversations with this lesson on finding the missing information in problems related to the area of rectangles and squares. It may be taught by itself or used as support to the lesson Finding Area: Furnishing A Room.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Obtuse Triangle: Practice Finding Area
Obtuse Triangle: Practice Finding Area
Worksheet
Obtuse Triangle: Practice Finding Area
Help your child get a grasp on geometry with this area-finding worksheet focused on obtuse triangles.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
What Do You Know About Area & Perimeter?
What Do You Know About Area & Perimeter?
Worksheet
What Do You Know About Area & Perimeter?
Kids practice finding area and perimeter with this worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
2D Shapes and Fractions with Equal Areas
2D Shapes and Fractions with Equal Areas
Exercise
2D Shapes and Fractions with Equal Areas
Calculating the area of 2d shapes with equal fractions is simplified with this easy to understand exercise.
3rd grade
Math
Exercise

Area Resources

Area is a geometric value that tells the size of a surface, and it is an important geometric concept that is commonly taught starting in third grade. Calculating the area of an object requires addition and multiplication skills, so after your student has mastered those concepts, you can help them move on to our worksheet resources for more practice in calculating area of different shapes.

Learn More About Area

The area of a shape is the size of the shape’s surface. An easy way to think about area is to think about how much paint you would need to cover the entire shape. There are a lot of different ways to calculate the area of a shape, so we’ve put together a guide to help you help your child get a head start on calculating area!

Area of Simple Shapes
Simple shapes, like squares, triangles, rectangles, etc. have specific formulas that you can use:
  • Square: area = length2
  • Rectangle: area = length × width
  • Triangle: area = ½base × height
  • Circle: area = π × radius2
Area by Counting Squares
Another way to calculate the area of a simple shape is to count up how many squares make up the shape if you put it on a grid. There are a couple ways to go about this way of approximating area:
  • More than half of a square counts as one full square and less than half a square counts as zero squares
  • Combine partial parts of squares to count as half a square or a full square.
Area of Difficult Shapes
Sometimes the shapes you work with aren’t simple shapes like rectangles or triangles. However, these difficult shapes will be made up of a combination of simple shapes (e.g., a triangle on top of a square). To calculate the area of these shapes, calculate the individual areas of the simple shapes and add them together to get the total area.

Now that you have an idea of different methods to calculate area, scroll up to practice with our resources, or move over to our volume resource page to see how the concept of area can be used with 3-D shapes.