Area
Lesson
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Area is the number of square units needed to cover a flat surface.

Some Metric Units for measuring area are square centimeter, square decimeter, or square meter.

Find the area of the figures by counting squares.


1 square unit

4 square units

8 square units


Find the area of the figures by counting the shaded squares.


1 square cm

12 square cm

6 square cm

 

Sometimes you need to count half squares to find the area of a figure.

1 whole square +  2 half squares
2 half squares = 1 whole square
1 + 1 = 2 square units

 

Sometimes you need to estimate the area of a figure.


4 whole squares + 4 almost whole squares + 4 about half squares

4 half squares = 2 whole squares

4 + 4 + 2 = about 10 square units
 

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Remember:

You can find the area of some figures by counting squares.

 
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