The Area Model: Building Mathematical Connections

The area model for multiplication can be used as a tool to help learners make connections between mathematical concepts that are included in mathematics curriculum across grade levels. We present ways the area model might be used in teaching about various concepts and explain how those ideas are connected.

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Curricula too often parse out content into small, manageable ideas that fail to expose existing relationships between concepts and across grade levels.

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