- Try your hand at understanding areaThis is the first of four linked hands-on resources that will help you learn what "area" means.

The area of an object cannot be compared to its perimeter - perimeter is measured in units of length, but area is measured in units squared.

Objects with the same perimeter can have different areas.

Area does not equal length plus width.

**Study and practice**

- Try your hand at measuring areaThis is the second of four linked resources involving "area". In this link you'll practice measuring the area of various squares and rectangles.
- Try your hand at finding the area of a square or rectangleThis is the third of four linked resources that can help you develop an understanding of "area".
- Try your hand at comparing area and perimeterThis is the fourth of four linked resources to help you understand "area". This one focuses on the differences between area and perimeter, as the two concepts are often confused.

- Quiz yourself on finding the area of a rectangleThis page from mathopenref.com explains how to find the area of a rectangle and then allows you to design rectangles and find their area. (NOTE: If the virtual manipulative does not work for you, try clicking the "full screen" button.)
- Quiz yourself on finding the area of a triangleThis page from mathopenref.com shows you how to find the altitude (height) of a triangle and how to calculate the area. You can test knowledge by designing triangles and finding their area. (NOTE: If you have trouble with the manipulative, try clicking the "full screen" button.)
- Quiz yourself on finding the area of rectangles and trianglesThis quiz will test your knowledge of "area". It is based on concepts taught in the first four resources under "Study and practice."

Use these search terms to find additional resources:

*area of squarearea of rectanglearea of triangle*

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