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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).
Cover figures with square units to find their area.
Find area of a rectangle with different sized units.
Use unit squares to see why multiplying side-lengths can also find the area of rectangles.
Count unit squares that cover irregular shaped figures to find area.
Find the area of rectangles and squares when given side lengths. Find the side length of a square when given the area.
Use the distributive property to find area of rectangles.
Find area of two rectangles to solve a word problem.
Decompose an irregular shape to find area of entire figure.