Video: Calculating the Area of a Shape by Counting the Unit Squares

Find the area of the shape by counting squares.

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Find the area of the shape by counting squares.

To find the area of the figure, we need to count the shaded squares. In our case, we need to count the yellow squares.

So here we go: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, 13. The area is 13. There are 13 shaded squares in the shape.

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