is an awesome packet linked to the common core standards.
Included: 28 winter-themed arrays, 12 question cards, blank graph paper cards for area models, and blank cards so you can add your own questions!
This packet covers the following Enduring Understandings:
Area covers a certain amount of space using square units.
When finding the area of a rectangle, the dimensions represent the factors in a multiplication problem.
Each dimension can be considered repeated addition.
Multiplication is repeated addition.
Multiplication can be used to find the area of rectangles with whole numbers.
Area models of rectangles and squares are directly related to the commutative property of Multiplication.
Rearranging an area such as 24 sq. units based on its dimensions or factors does NOT change the amount of area being covered. Ex. A 3 x 8 is the same area as a 4 x 6, 2 x12, and a 1 x 24.
A product can have more than two factors.
Area in measurement is equivalent to the product in multiplication.
Area models can be used as a strategy for solving multiplication problems.