- Children intuitively cover surfaces with materials, and toddlers can learn vocabulary for specific dimensions. Such explorations build an action-based foundation for understanding area.
- Draws mostly-closed shapes and lines with no indication of covering the specific region.
Help your student become a(n) Area Senser: Foundations
As with other spatial, geometric, and measurement concepts, free movement of their bodies and manipulations of a wide variety of objects in rich environments provide children the strongest experiential foundation for understanding area. Talking about area (e.g. "We covered the whole table. Let’s paint a small area.") can also be helpful.
Finger Paint the Area
Spatial Learning at Home
Can You Cover the Shape? [STEMIE]
A Fun Path