The Area Blocks

Click here to download the stl file for this tool. [TBP]

“Research suggests that it is a significant leap for students to move from counting squares inside of a rectangle to the conceptual development of a formula.” I created a tool named “The Area Blocks.” These manipulatives are quadrilaterals with different measures. I believe this manipulative will support the students’ learning because the children will see, touch, and count to find the area of a quadrilateral. They can also compare and contrast areas that have the same numbers of unit squares but have a different measure.