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Videos, examples, solutions, and lessons to help Grade 3 students learn to measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).

Common Core: 3.MD.6

### Suggested Learning Targets

• I can measure the area of a shape or flat surface by covering it with unit square - with no gaps or overlaps - and counting the number of unit squares used.
Identifying the Area of a Rectangle with Appropriate Units: 3.MD.6
How to use units when identifying the area of a rectangle that is filled with unit squares?
Area is the amount of flat space contained within a given shape. Area can be found by filling up the shape with unit squares and counting how many you need to entirely fill the shape.
Example:
Emma draws a rectangle using centimeter squares to measure the area of her mousepad. What is the area?

3.MD.6 - Measure Area by Counting Unit Squares
This video explains how to measure or find the area of a plane (flat) figure by counting the unit squares that tile the shape for 3.MD.6, which is in the grade 3 Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Measuring Area by Counting Unit Squares - 3.MD.6
In this video, students learn about area. This video relates to Common Core Standard 3.MD.6. Students learn the definition of area, the units of area and how to calculate it by counting unit squares.

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