Relating Area to Multiplication and Addition
Task Cards Instructions
This activity is for students learning to master the concept of measuring area. This activity will support the concept of relating area to multiplication and addition using square units and side lengths. Use this activity in whole group instruction, small group activities, individual centers, or as homework.
Print the sheets out. Cut out the individual colored pieces. Laminate if you choose to. The pieces can be all mixed together or place them into four designated colored piles. Students can start with the green card. Students then match the square units of the rectangle to the addition (blue), multiplication (orange), and side lengths (red). Have a partner or teacher check to make sure they are correct.
Students should be able to calculate the total area and either verbally say it aloud or write it down in their math journal.