Cracker Area

Discover that the exact same 20 square crackers (Cheez-its, Chex) can yield many different perimeters while the area always remains 20. Draw out your discovery.

Finding Area Around your Home

Grab a ruler or tape measure and find square and rectangular objects around your home.  Measure the length and width – you pick the measurement (inches, centimeters, feet)… then multiply.  5th graders your measurements can include fractions.  

Area = length x width or A =  lw.