OREGON MATH STANDARDS (2021): [3.GM]

2021 Oregon Math Guidance: 3.GM.C.5

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Cluster: 3.GM.C - Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

STANDARD: 3.GM.C.5

 Standards Statement (2021):

Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement presented in authentic contexts by tiling and counting unit squares.

  Connections:

Preceding Pathway Content (2021)

Subsequent Pathway Content (2021)

Cross Domain Connections (2021)

Common Core (CCSS)

(2010)

1.GM.A.2, 2.GM.A.3, 2.GM.B.5, 3.GM.A.2

3.GM.C.6, 3.GM.D.8

 N/A

3.MD.C.5

3.GM.C Crosswalk

 Standards Guidance:

Clarifications

  • Concept of area is measured with unit squares tiling a plane without gaps or overlaps.
    • A square with side length 1 unit, called “a unit square,” is said to have “one square unit” of area, and can be used to measure area.
    • A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units.

Teaching Strategies

  • Students should use numerical and spatial reasoning to determine the area of rectangles in contextual, mathematical problems by counting or tiling.
  • Instruction could include grade appropriate use of different measurement systems for area (e.g. in2/ft2 and cm2/m2, etc).

Progressions

  • Students need to learn to conceptualize area as the amount of two dimensional space in a bounded region and to measure it by choosing a unit of area, often a square. A two-dimensional geometric figure that is covered by a certain number of squares without gaps or overlaps can be said to have an area of that number of square units. (Please reference page 17 in the Progression document).

Examples

  • A laptop cover is being made with square vinyl stickers. There are four rows of stickers. There are 9 stickers in each row. How many square stickers were used to create the laptop cover?