Includes three stations that help students understand "Floors and Rooms." This is a way to teach your students the basics of area. This lesson should come after teaching about rows and columns. Strategies like skip counting will help students with this lesson.
Activity 1: Floors and Rooms is an activity that can be used as practice or a quick assessment to see if students understand the difference between floors (rows) and rooms (columns).
Activity 2: Manipulative City is an activity where students are able to use manipulatives to build their buildings that they will then place on the map provided in order to build a manipulative city.
Activity 3: Build your own House! This activity has two parts, first students will draw in their own house, but they must write down how many floors and rooms it has. Then, they will be given two empty houses and beneath it reveals how many floors and rooms their house should have and they will have to draw it.
I used my 4th station as my small group. Be sure to emphasize that floors are rows and rooms are columns to match what they have been learning in math.