This activity is the perfect math center to practice measuring and determining the area of rectangles. It can be used in small groups or independent work. To prepare, print the rectangles on colorful cardstock for durability. Students will use rulers to measure the length and width of each rectangle (unit of measurement is inches). They will record their number sentences as well as the total area of each rectangle. Additional questions will require students to compare, add, and find the difference between two areas.
It is a fun, hands on activity where students can practice calculating area.