Students would be able to represent and find the area of a given space.
Using Geoboard is a primitive yet great way of exploring the concept of space occupied by different shapes. The nails are arranged in a grid way on the board. The concept of unit squares to find the area can be kept as a basis for calculating the areas of different shapes.
This activity gives more visualization in terms of how and why unit squares are used to find the total space covered. Any shape can be drawn to find the area. This simple activity can easily form the basis of the area formula for different shapes.
The best way to use real-life mathematics in the classroom is to discuss situations/stories which are related to that particular concept. Word problems related to finding the area and its actual application in daily life can be quite exciting for kids. Ask the kids to be the budding builders or design their dream playground, all under the concept of area.
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