Education Technology

Dimensions and Area

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students discover the relationship between a change in the dimensions of a rectangle and the change in the corresponding area.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement
  • Understand relationships among units and convert from one unit to another within the same system
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary