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October 08, 2013
Use Sugar Cubes to Teach Area

Teach your child about area and perimeter with sugar cubes. Lay out a section of sugar cubes that's five cubes wide and three cubes tall. The area equals the width times the height, or five times three. Take turns creating squares and rectangles of different sizes and calculating their area. As an extension activity, use the sugar cubes to reinforce the concept of perimeter, too.

 
 

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