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Access Point #: MACC.3.MD.3.CCC.6a

Measure area of rectangles by counting squares.
  • Concrete: 
    • Identify the area on a surface (e.g., piece of paper). 
    • Fill the area. 
  •  Representation
    • Select the numeric symbol that represents the number of squares used to find area of a figure. 
    • Understand area as a measure of covering. 
Number: MACC.3.MD.3.CCC.6a
Category: Core Content Connector
Date Adopted or Revised: 04/13
Cluster: Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition. : Major Cluster

• Don’t … Sort clusters from Major to Supporting, and then teach them in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.