Common Core Math Vocabulary
Area Model - Definition with Examples
What is an area model?
In mathematics, an area model can be defined as a rectangular diagram or model used for multiplication and division problems, in which the length and width of the rectangle are defined by the factors
or the quotient
We can break one large area
of the rectangle into several smaller boxes, using number bonds, to make the calculation easier. We can then add to get the area of the whole, which is the product
or the quotient.
Here, for example, the area model has been used to multiply 27 and 35.
Here, the area model has been used to divide 825 by 5.
Let's do it!
While multiplying two and three digit numbers, ask your child to use and differentiate between the standard algorithm and the area model to solve calculate the problem.
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