This activity was absolutely essential for my struggling third and fourth grade students! It is a hands-on activity to help students gain a solid conceptual understanding of area. Students will cut out unit squares and use them to find the area of rectangles.
If you like this product, you may be interested in the full product “Hands-On Area for 3rd and 4th Graders
” which includes a powerpoint presentation on area as well as more hands-on area activities for other types of figures (such as triangles and composite figures). I am a special ed resource teacher who pushes into gen ed math classes, and these activities are tried and true in our classrooms--they really made a big difference with my students!
This download includes:
** 2 pages--hands-on activity. Print these pages out so that students can cut out unit squares and use them to find the area of given rectangles.
** 1 page--answer key for the activity
Thank you so much for your interest!