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Lesson 2 - Measuring with Different Units
To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Measuring with Different Units, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.
Estimate and count the number of uniform shapes that will cover a surface.
Compare the results of measuring area with different units.
Instructions for Use
Area prompts students to estimate, and measure area.
To use Area, click on the area graphic, and then the blue rectangle. Read the definition of area, and answer the questions at level 1. Input the answer in the text box and click the "Check" button to see if the answer is correct. Remember to count all the squares in the rectangle to find the area. Try another question.
Area Grid lets students create shapes and count the number of uniform shapes that will cover a surface.
To use Area Grid, click on a cell in the grid to add a colour. Click the "Grid" button to hide or show the gird. Click on the button with a red and green square to select a colour. Click on red square button to select a shape. Click the "Grid Size" button to select the size of grid. Click the "Reset" button to start again.
Have students make a shape in the grid and find the area of the shape by counting the number of uniform shapes that will cover its' surface.