3.2 Area and Multiplication

Unit Goals

  • Students learn about area concepts and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

Section A Goals

  • Describe area as the number of unit squares that cover a plane figure without gaps and overlaps.
  • Measure the area of rectangles by counting unit squares.

Section B Goals

  • Explain why the area of a rectangle can be determined by multiplying the side lengths.
  • Solve problems involving the area of rectangles.

Section C Goals

  • Find the area of figures composed of rectangles.
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