1. These Lesson Plans explain that the area of a rectangle can be found by multiplying the length by the width. Students create equations and explore both the commutative and distributive properties of multiplication. For example:
4 x 8 = 8 x 4 - Commutative Property
4 x 8 = (2 x 8) + (2 x 8) - Distributive Property
2. Students will solve three different categories of real world problems where either the area, one, or both of the side lengths is the unknown.
3. These Lesson Plans can also be utilized by students in the fourth grade for the area portion of Standard 4.MD.A.3.
4. These Lesson Plans include graph paper and templates that allow teachers to modify and create additional practice problems for students.