**Area**: The amount of space taken up in a plane by a geometric figure.

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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to solve problems involving measurement.

Students use the properties of circles and triangles to find the relative areas of shapes in a pattern and explore alternative approaches to tackling the problem.

Students make sensible assumptions and estimates in order to model a situation and solve a practical problem.

Students compute perimeter, area, and volume using formulas and find relationships in perimeter, area, and volume after scaling.

Students make connections between expressions represented as words, tables, diagrams, and algebra, recognizing order of operations, the distributive law, and equivalent expressions.

Students critique conjectures about length and area and construct examples and counter-examples to refute or justify them.