The area of a 2D shape refers to the amount of space it takes up.
The area of a shape is measured in square units, either cm² or m².
In this activity, you will be asked to find the area of different rectangles by counting the number of 1 cm² the rectangle occupies.
e.g. Look carefully at the rectangle below.
Find its area by counting the number of squares it covers.
Area = 28 cm²
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