# 3.2 Area and Multiplication

## Unit Goals

- Students learn about area concepts and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

### Section A Goals

- Describe area as the number of unit squares that cover a plane figure without gaps and overlaps.
- Measure the area of rectangles by counting unit squares.

### Section B Goals

- Explain why the area of a rectangle can be determined by multiplying the side lengths.
- Solve problems involving the area of rectangles.

### Section C Goals

- Find the area of figures composed of rectangles.