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Area

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 35
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Frog Farming
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Farmer Mead build a rectangular pen that holds the greatest
number of frogs.
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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.
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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.
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Jellybean Rectangles
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Have fun figuring out strategy in the Jellybean Rectangle game.
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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?
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LawnMowing Chore
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Find the area of the yard that Josh, Sam, and Mark must mow.
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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.
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MiniMall Measurements
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use given measurements of the stores in the minimall to find the area
and dimensions of
other stores.
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More Mowing Madness
 George Miller and Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Where should Matt and Georgette change places to evenly split their "Mattmowing" work?
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Nova Scotia Quilt
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use the area of a rectangular bed quilt to determine its dimensions.
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Pig Pens
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Find the rectangle of least perimeter which encloses 36 sq meters of area.
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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.
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Puzzling Puzzle Pieces
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Explore the ways 108 puzzle pieces can be arranged.
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Rabbit's Run
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Help Regina develop options for building her rabbit's run.
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Stained Glass Window
 Jackson First Year Algebra Class

Elementary, difficulty level 5. Find the size of a stained glass window for my front door.
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Tangrams
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Discover some of the relationships among the pieces in a set of Tangrams.
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Teresa's Tiles
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many square tiles does Teresa need to cover her bathroom floor?
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