# Explain how to calculate the area of a rectangle using multiplication

I can explain how to use multiplication to calculate the area of a rectangle.

# Explain how to calculate the area of a rectangle using multiplication

I can explain how to use multiplication to calculate the area of a rectangle.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- The area of a rectangle is similar to an array for multiplication.
- Times table knowledge helps you to calculate the area of a rectangle.
- To find the area of a rectangle you multiply the length by the width.

### Common misconception

Some pupils may still not have the automaticity of times tables facts useful for this lesson.

Pre-teaching some tricky times tables facts by using counters for arrays will be useful. Consider allowing scaffolds within the lesson.

### Keywords

Array - Items (including numbers) arranged in columns or rows are called arrays.

Length - Length is the distance from one point to another.

Width - Width is the distance from side to side.

### Licence

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