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These measurement problems have area and the concept of square units as a focus.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 4: Measurement
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   Elementary Measurement
NCTM Standards:
   Measurement Standard for Grades 3-5

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Bunches of Basil - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the maximum number of basil plants I will have after I finish thinning the garden. ... more>>

Cubic Changes - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Determine how the volume and surface area of a cube change when the edge length is changed. ... more>>

Football Fanfare - Suzanne Alejandre and Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. The students in the pep club are designing a "card stunt" for the halftime show for the next football game. What are the possible seating arrangements they can use? ... more>>

Frog Farming - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Farmer Mead build a rectangular pen that holds the greatest number of frogs. ... more>>

Frugal Flooring - Marita Paynter
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Graeme determine how many tiles he needs to decorate his new bedroom and whether or not he can afford them. ... more>>

How Does Your Garden Grow? - Team 7 Red Math Students -- Highland Middle School
Elementary, difficulty level 4. Help the HMS students find out how many ways they can arrange their schoolyard garden. ... more>>

Jellybean Rectangles - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Have fun figuring out strategy in the Jellybean Rectangle game. ... more>>

A Larger Garden - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Can you increase the area of a garden but use less fencing to protect it from the deer? ... more>>

Lawn-Mowing Chore - Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Find the area of the yard that Josh, Sam, and Mark must mow. ... more>>

Lost in Space - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Figure out how big an error the engineers made when they mixed up their units. ... more>>

Mini-Mall Measurements - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use given measurements of the stores in the mini-mall to find the area and dimensions of other stores. ... more>>

More Mowing Madness - George Miller and Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Where should Matt and Georgette change places to evenly split their "Matt-mowing" work? ... more>>

Nova Scotia Quilt - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use the area of a rectangular bed quilt to determine its dimensions. ... more>>

Pig Pens - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Find the rectangle of least perimeter which encloses 36 sq meters of area. ... more>>

Pushing Pennies - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Estimate the number of pennies that you can fit on a sheet of paper, then evaluate your estimate. ... more>>

Puzzling Puzzle Pieces - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Explore the ways 108 puzzle pieces can be arranged. ... more>>

Rabbit's Run - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Help Regina develop options for building her rabbit's run. ... more>>

Stained Glass Window - Jackson First Year Algebra Class
Elementary, difficulty level 5. Find the size of a stained glass window for my front door. ... more>>

Tangrams - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Discover some of the relationships among the pieces in a set of Tangrams. ... more>>

Teresa's Tiles - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many square tiles does Teresa need to cover her bathroom floor? ... more>>

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