Video: Recognizing Square Units as a Measurement of Area

True or false? Area is measured in square units.

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Video Transcript

True or false? Area is measured in square units.

We might want to first ask what is area? The area of a shape is the size of its surface. What is the size of the surface shaded in yellow?

We see that the shape is one unit across and one unit down. It is one square unit. The size of its surface is one square. And that can help us answer the question, is area measured in square units true or false?

From this example, we see that area is measured in square units. It is a true statement that area is measured in square units.

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