Students will love this lesson on area. Inside this zip file there is a powerpoint that introduces area and how to find area using square units and the equation (length x width). It includes regular and irregular shapes. It allows students to practice finding area and incorporates a real world experience where they have to figure out which area is better for different animals at a zoo.
They follow along with the Powerpoint using the notes page. You can collect for easy grading or it is great for them to keep with their notes.
There is also an activity for students to study area. Their mission is to design a zoo given the exhibit area measures and creating their zoo. There is an analysis page to go along with the zoo design. Students can also create a pasteboard bringing their zoo alive. Great for a bulletin board! There are 2 different rubrics included.
My students loved this activity and asked to do it multiple times! Enjoy and please leave feedback!