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Measure Area

Measure Area

Use Post-it® Notes to teach students how to calculate area.

  • Subject:


  • Topics:

    grades 3rd–8th, math, measuring, calculation

  • Materials:

    3 pack 3 x 3 Post-it® Super Sticky Notes

  • Grade Level:

    3rd - 8th Grade

  • Estimated Time:

    20 - 40 minutes

  • Author:

    Valerie Wiehe

  • Measure Area Supplies


  • 1

    Give each student a stack of 3" x 3" Post-it® Notes.

  • 2

    Have students use (and reuse) Post-it® Notes to measure - in square units - the area of items found in their desks: folders, textbooks, even the desk itself.

    • Have students use Post-it® Notes to measure
    • folders, textbooks, even the desk itself
  • 3

    Younger students can record their findings using the number of square Post-it® Notes as the unit of measure. Older students can calculate the actual area in square inches by using the Post-it® Notes dimensions of 3" x 3" inches.

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