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Measure Area By Counting Units

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Grade 3 Measurement - 3.MD.7

Quick ways to measure area by counting rows and columns? Calculating area is one of the most important concepts in mathematics. It is one of those concepts that has its usage even in the daily life. For example, when you go out to purchase a carpet for your living room, you will have to provide the shopkeeper the area of your living room. Moreover, if you to buy a table cover, you need to know the total area of the table for a cover that will perfectly fit. Kids might find it difficult to calculate area of the two-dimensional shapes. There are a few techniques which make area calculation very easy for kids and one technique is by counting the rows and columns. The technique is useful for regular polygons including squares and rectangles. You can start by dividing the shape into square centimeters, millimeters, or meters, as per the given the dimensions. When you successfully divide your shape into rows and columns, all you have to do is count the rows and write it down. Then you have to count the number of columns. To get the final answer you just multiply the number of rows with the columns to get the final answer. These worksheets help students learn to measure total area by finding the sum of all the area of a figure.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons


  • Using Units Step-by-step Lesson- Use one repeated unit to determine the area of the entire structure. This lends itself to all forms of geometry.

  • Guided Lesson - You first find the total area of a figure with repeated units and then you find the area of one unit of a large figure.

  • Guided Lesson Explanation - We break it all down for you. This is one that you will want to print out.

  • Practice Worksheet - Half of the worksheet involves finding total area of a figure. The other half is finding one unit of the figure.

  • Matching Worksheet - Match the areas to the rectangles they discuss.



Homework Sheets

I do this every time I need to tile my bathroom.

  • Homework 1- Squares are regular quadrilateral. Since the two adjacent sides have equal length, we can multiply both the sides to determine the area of one square.
  • Homework 2- Look at the figure below and find out the adjacent sides of each square.
  • Homework 3- The area of the square they want us to draw is 32 cm.



Practice Worksheets

If you ever work on your own home, this skill will be so useful to have.

  • Practice 1- What is the area of the figure above?
  • Practice 2- Find out the adjacent sides of each square.
  • Practice 3- Draw the shape of a figure composed of these squares that has an area of 72 cm.



Math Skill Quizzes

There is one question on every quiz that takes longer than all the other questions combined.

  • Quiz 1- What is the area of the figure below?
  • Quiz 2- Draw the shape of a figure composed of these squares that has an area of 294 cm.
  • Quiz 3- Find out the adjacent sides of each square.