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Area Model Introduction

Area Model Introduction simulation


  • Factors
  • Products
  • Area Model
  • Multiplication
  • Partial Products

Sample Learning Goals

  • Recognize that area represents the product of two numbers.
  • Develop and justify a strategy that uses the area model to simplify a multiplication problem.
  • Represent a multiplication problem as the proportional area of a rectangle.
  • Looks for patterns in the total area calculation.

Standards Alignment

Common Core - Math

  • 4.OA.A.1

  • 3.OA.B.5

  • 3.OA.A.3

  • 3.OA.A.1

  • 3.MD.C.7d

  • 3.MD.C.7c

  • 3.MD.C.7

  • 2.OA.C.4

  • 2.NBT.A.2

System Requirements


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