# Area basics

6 videos

2 skills

Area is how we thinking about how much space something takes in two dimensions such as comparing how much land one property takes up versus another. In this tutorial, we'll take a conceptual look at how area is actually measured (especially for rectangles).

### Introduction to area and unit squares

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4:17 minutes

Cover figures with square units to find their area.

### Measuring the same rectangle with different unit squares

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3:44 minutes

Find area of a rectangle with different sized units.

### Rectangle area as product of dimensions same as counting unit squares

VIDEO
5:20 minutes

Use unit squares to see why multiplying side-lengths can also find the area of rectangles.

### Measuring area with unit squares

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Count unit squares that cover irregular shaped figures to find area.

### Area problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Find the area of rectangles and squares when given side lengths. Find the side length of a square when given the area.

### Area of rectangles and the distributive property

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3:49 minutes

Use the distributive property to find area of rectangles.

### Comparing areas of plots of land

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2:46 minutes

Find area of two rectangles to solve a word problem.

### Calculating the square footage of a house

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6:04 minutes

Decompose an irregular shape to find area of entire figure.