This article describes how graph sheets can be used to introduce the concept of area to children. It demonstrates, with concrete examples, how the concept of area can be applied to certain geometrical figures, such as squares, rectangles, triangles or parallelogram.

Maths can be made fun and interesting by bringing in some colour and variety to the apparently dull and boring script. This module deals with an interactive approach to introducing the concept of ‘space’ in maths, and also some activities to ‘involve’ the students and help them ‘relate’ to the subject.


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