Area Lesson
Area Lesson Plan


Have your students learn about area and the units used to measure area using a variety of materials including computer applets.

Standards (NCTM)


Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements

Student Prerequisites

Teacher Preparation

The teacher will need to have enough precut square inch pieces of paper so that each pair of students have enough to cover one desk.

Students will need:

Lesson Outline

  1. Focus and Review
  2. Review any pertinent vocabulary and tell the students that today they will be learning about area.

  3. Objectives
  4. Students will acquire and demonstrate knowledge of area by calculating the area of computer generated shapes.

  5. Guided Practice
  1. Teacher Input
  1. Independent Practice
  1. Closure