This is a SmartBoard file that introduces area of rectangles and irregular shapes. This lesson includes a brief definition of area followed by 9 slides in which children get hands-on practice finding area. For these slides, there is a shape that students can cover with tiles and count the tiles to determine the area. Seven of these shapes are rectangles and 2 shapes are irregular.
The next 2 slides as children to create a shape that has a specified area followed by 3 slides in which the students are asked to create 2 different shapes that both have the same specified area.
Also included is a poster that defines and illustrates area.
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