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Surf for More Math

Lesson 6 - Modelling Area


Use this interactive activity to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about modelling area. Students can try this activity on their own or in pairs.


Model area using an appropriate scale.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 234-235


Instructions for Use

Area Explorer prompts students investigate the area of different shapes.

To use Area Explorer, slide the "Adjust Perimeter" slider to the left and then click the "Draw New Shape" button. Determine what the shape's area is and type the answer into the text box. Click the "Check Answer" button to check your answer.

To display a new shape, click the "Draw New Shape" button.