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This is about Covers It! Strategies for Finding Area

Tutita Casa, Ann Spinelli, M. Gavin 

October 2006, Volume 13, Issue 3, Page 168

Abstract:
How teachers guided their students in their conceptual understanding of area as a measure of covering. Classroom teachers will learn how students derived various strategies to estimate the area of irregular shapes, they wrote about these strategies, and the teachers utilized their writing and gave feedback to help guide instruction.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Connections / Applications
Area
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation