Area Lesson Topic Index | Grade 4 Math | Elementary Test Prep | StudyZone

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.

Sometimes you need to estimate the area of a figure.

4 half squares = 2 whole squares

4 + 4 + 2 = about 10 square units

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

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