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Here are two different versions of a game where students roll dice to create rectangles and then find the area. In one version students count square units. In the second version they apply the formula for area.

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Derive the formula for a parallelogram using only the formula for the area of a rectangle. It should make more sense for the student!

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Math Journal Sundays

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Multiplication and Area Math Unit

build understanding of area and multiplication by connecting the two concepts- how to help students understand why we multiply to find the area of a rectangle- great support for multiplication facts, too! $

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Area and Perimeter game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a color pencil they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

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Terra Kiss Rectangle Area Rug White/Orange/Red

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Perimeter Problems and Area Art!

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