Our Area Using Models lesson plan teaches students how to use some mathematical models that use area. During this lesson, students are asked to use these concepts to solve problems with visual aids, such as tiling. Students also write their own multiplication expressions based on area models.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to use tiling to show that the area of a rectangle with whole number side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a x b and a x c. Students will be able to connect the distributive property to the area model.
State Educational Standards: LB.Math.Content.3.MD.C.7.C