Applying Area in the Real World

With our Applying Area in the Real World lesson plan, students learn about how area is used in real-world scenarios. Students practice finding the area of various shapes and answering questions based on real-life scenarios.


Our Applying Area in the Real World lesson plan teaches students why understanding area is important and used in the real world and their everyday lives. During this lesson, students are asked to practice drawing shapes with different dimensions and finding the area of the shapes. Students are also asked to solve problems that use real-world scenarios.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to find the area of triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons by decomposing the shape into triangles or rectangles and then applying these skills to real-world scenarios.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.1

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6th Grade