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# Find the Area Task Cards

Description

These task cards have a wide range of uses in your classroom and can be modified however you wish. Students will calculate the area of a range of items around the classroom using formal measurement tools such as tape measures and rulers.

This is also a great opportunity to create a square metre ‘template’ by taping newspaper together so students can visualise larger areas.

Suitable for
• Relief Teachers
Lesson Structure
• Rotations / Group Work
Curriculum Codes

AC9M6M02 9

Establish the formula for the area of a rectangle and use it to solve practical problems

AC9M5M02 9

Solve practical problems involving the perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes using appropriate metric units

ACMMG109 8.4

Calculate perimeter and area of rectangles using familiar metric units

ACMMG137 8.4

Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units

VCMMG196

Calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles and the volume and capacity of prisms using familiar metric units

VCMMG224

Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units

MA3-1WM old

Describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

MA3-3WM old

Gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another

MA3-9MG old

Selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure lengths and distances, calculates perimeters, and converts between units of length

MA3-10MG old

Selects and uses the appropriate unit to calculate areas, including areas of squares, rectangles and triangles

MA3-2WM old

Selects and applies appropriate problem- solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations

MA3-AR-01 new

Selects and applies appropriate strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems

MA3-GM-02 new

Selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure lengths and distances including perimeters

MA3-2DS-02 new

Selects and uses the appropriate unit to calculate areas, including areas of rectangles

MA3-2DS-03 new

Combines, splits and rearranges shapes to determine the area of parallelograms and triangles

Differentiation

### Modifications

Use counting grids such as square metres made from newspapers to calculate area.

### EXTENSIONS

Calculate the areas of triangles and other shapes with or without grids.