This is a fun and very engaging Smartboard activity on the practice of area. The first 5 slides are a practice of 4 square units. The next 5 slides are a practice of 8 square units.
This activity can not only be used as whole group instruction on the Smartboard, but also on laptops or iPads.
Students feel much more confident finding shapes using these already created shapes especially if they have a difficult time with fine motor skills and drawing shapes on small grid paper.