# Area Count with Grids

## Area - How it Works - Video

### Example 1 Example 1:

For this example, since area is the amount of space inside a certain area, we have to count how many squares are inside the rectangle. Because there are 8 squares in the shape, the answer is 8 cm2. The reason that our unit is to the power of 2 is that we are finding the amount of space that can fit inside the rectangle.

### Example 2 Example 2:

For this example, since area is the amount of space inside a certain area, we have to count how many squares are inside the rectangle. Because there are 8 squares in the shape, the answer is 8 cm2. The reason that our unit is to the power of 2 is that we are finding the amount of space that can fit inside the rectangle.

Although the rectangle looks different, the area of is exactly the same as example 1. That is because area is the amount of space that can fit inside the shape. It doesn't matter if the shape looks different.

### Example 3 Example 3:

For this example, since area is the amount of space inside a certain area, we have to count how many squares are inside the rectangle. Because there are 15 squares in the shape, the answer is 15 cm2. The reason that our unit is to the power of 2 is that we are finding the amount of space that can fit inside the rectangle.

### Example 4 Example 4:

For this example, since area is the amount of space inside a certain area, we have to count how many squares are inside the rectangle. This one is little different since we have triangles in the space that we are counting. If we count the total amount of complete squares, then we have 10. That leaves us with the 2 triangles. If we put the two triangle together then it forms 1 complete square. We already have 10 complete squares, and we add that to the 1 we get from the 2 triangles that gives us 11 cm2. The reason that our unit is to the power of 2 is that we are finding the amount of space that can fit inside the rectangle.