• Lightbulb Students should be able to cover a rectangle with square units such as color tiles, unit cubes, base-10 flats, square sticky notes of various sizes to find the area to the nearest whole unit. Students should recall from their experience with length that the smaller the square unit, the more square units needed and the larger the square unit, the fewer square units needed.


  •  The model below represents the length and width of a rectangular exercise mat.
    area of a rectangle
    What is the area of this mat in square meters? Explain how you determined the solution.

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  • 2.9 Geometry and measurement. The student applies mathematical process standards to select and use units to describe length, area, and time. The student is expected to:
    (F) use concrete models of square units to find the area of a rectangle by covering it with no gaps or overlaps, counting to find the total number of square units, and describing the measurement using a number and the unit


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