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CLIP 1736

Estimating and measuring area (signed)

Estimating and measuring area (signed)
Key Info
  • Estimating and measuring area (signed)
  • Duration: 02:57
  • How to calculate area in square metres from knowledge of lengths and widths using a real life problem - estimating and measuring the length of a carpet. Common mistakes are accounted for and explained so the children are aware of such errors when using and applying more complex operations in maths.
  • Subject:



    Area and Perimeter

  • Keywords: measuring, centimetres, metres, conversion, square metres, dimensions, area, real life, problem, signed
Ideas for use in class
  • A visual problem using the length of a carpet to solve area. Reveals common problems which arise from calculating area incorrectly.
Background details
  • Clip language : British Sign Language
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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