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Crystal Lang

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to use the formula for area to calculate the area of a rectangle, and add the area of rectangles to find the total area of a figure.

Using the Third Grade Common Core State Standards, **3.MD7** Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition. They will learn to decompose 2 non-overlapping rectangles and add the sum of those to areas to find the total area of that polygon.

Tutorial

Watch this video to understand how to decompose a figure and then add the figure back together to find the total area.

This video takes a closer look at how to use the formula for area to calculate the total area of a rectangular figure. It gives the students the opportunity to try some practice problems on their own, and then verify their result with the video.