2. Area

When working with the strand unit of area, children should be enabled to estimate, compare and measure the area of a shape. The strand unit of area is officially introduced in 2nd class through the use of non-standard units.

Area 5 is a resource developed by the PDST Primary Numeracy Team and Dr Seán Delaney, Marino Institute of Education, focused on the strand unit Area for senior classes. It is designed as a ‘replacement unit’ for traditional textbooks and offers a problem-solving and enquiry-based approach to the teaching of the strand unit. You can read Seán Delaney's rationale for the replacement unit by following this link to his personal blog.

Replacement unit:

 Annotated pupil's book:

Leagan Gaeilge: