Common Core Math Vocabulary

Square Unit - Definition with Examples

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What is square units? 
In geometry, a square unit can be defined as the metric unit used to measure area. 

Here, for instance, the area of this rectangle is measured in square units using unit squares.

Area of rectangle in Square Sq. units using unit squares.

Some examples of square units in metric units are square meters, square centimeters, and in customary units are square inches, square feet. 

  Fun Facts

  • Square Units are often confused with Unit Squares. A unit square is a square with sides measuring 1 unit, while square units is a unit of measurement. 

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Let’s measure the area of the big garden pit, 
Multiply length- breadth; and write its square units.

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While solving area word problems, emphasize on the how the single unit of length or breadth turns into square units while finding the area. 

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