Select and use appropriate units, both customary and metric, strategies, and measuring tools to estimate and solve real-world area problems.
Students should recognize that the area of a piece of paper might be measured in square inches, the area of a room might be measured in square feet, and the area of a large piece of land might be measured in square miles. Alternately, these measurements might be in square centimeters, square meters, and square kilometers, respectively.
Example: Students find the area of a composite shape. An L-shaped region may be decomposed into rectangular regions.
Example: Find the area of the polygon in the picture. Explain or show how you found the area.
Subject Area: X-Mathematics (former standards - 2008)
Body of Knowledge: Geometry
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Big Idea: BIG IDEA 3
- Develop an understanding of area and determine the area of two-dimensional shapes.
Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07
Date of Last Rating: 06/07
Status: State Board Approved - Archived