# Lesson Ideas

Area is the measurement of the space inside a shape. In this movie, you will learn how to find the area of different shapes by counting square units inside them. You'll also learn how to calculate the area of squares and rectangles by multiplying length times width.

#### Area of Rectangles: How Much Wallpaper Do We Need?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to learn to how to calculate the area of a rectangle. Students will then make a real-world connection and show their understanding of finding area in differentiated activities including BrainPOP's Make-A-Map tool. See more »

#### Area Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about measurement and area. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Area. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

#### Area Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about measurement and area. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Area topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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