The side length of each small square in the grid is one unit. Find the area of the coloured shape.
To find the area of a shape, we multiply the length times the width. Our shape is four squares long. And it’s four squares or four units wide.
So to find the area, we need to multiply four times four, which is 16. The area of the coloured square is 16 square units. And we found our answer multiplying the length times the width.