Monday, 11 February 2013

Learning about Area

In Math we have been studying area.  Area is the amount of flat space an object takes up.  For example, you might measure the area of your living room rug.  Area is often measured in square centimetres and square metres.

To help us learn about area we did several activities in class.  We played a game with a partner where we needed to create rectangles of different areas based on the product of two dice we rolled.  The winner was the person who could fill the larger area of the square centimetre grid.

In teams, we also measured the area of our classroom by creating a newspaper square that measured 1 square metre.  (The area was about 65 square metres!)

Finally, we used square tiles to find all the possible rectangles with a given area.

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