# Area Model Introduction

# ABOUT

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Topics

- Factors
- Products
- Area Model
- Multiplication
- Partial Products

### Description

Build rectangles of various sizes and relate multiplication to area. Partition a rectangle into two areas to discover the distributive property.

### Sample Learning Goals

- Recognize that area represents the product of two numbers.
- Develop and justify a strategy that uses the area model to simplify a multiplication problem.
- Represent a multiplication problem as the proportional area of a rectangle.
- Looks for patterns in the total area calculation.

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