Can you to help solve a multiplication question?
Which of these number sentences describe the array?
There may be more than one correct answer.
Let's look at how we can use arrays and multiplication to find the area, or how much space is inside, a two-dimensional (2D) shape, by counting how many unit squares fit inside it.
What is the area of the rectangle?
In this video, we use arrays to work out the area of our rectangle but start naming the dimensions as length and width.
A square is a special kind of rectangle, so we can use the same method to work out the area. Instead of having a different number for our length and width, each side has the same length. Markers are often used, rather than write the length on every side, as this picture shows.
Find the area of the rectangle shown.
Calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles and the volume and capacity of prisms using familiar metric units