## CHAPTER 8: MEASUREMENT

**Lesson 7: Counting Square Units **

**Goal**

Compare and order areas by counting square units.

**Instructions for Use**

**Area Explorer** allows students to demonstrate an understanding of area of regular and irregular shapes.

To use Area Explorer, look at the shape on the grid. Count how many squares are coloured and use that to determine what the shape’s area is. Type your answer into the white box and click “check answer” to see if it is correct. Click on “Draw New Shape” to see another shape on the grid. If you want to try working with a larger shape, increase the number for the shape’s perimeter.

**Calculate the Area of a Rectangle** allows students to determine and record area.

To use Calculate the area of a Rectangle, read the instructions and then scroll down the page to the Practice section. Click on the “Start” button and read the measurements in the first white box. Type the area into the second white box and click “Check” to see if it is correct. If it is, a new set of measurements will appear in the first box. If not, the correct answer will pop up.