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.**

**Answer:**

Area = 28 cm²

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