﻿[school bell rings]

A stick figure teacher stands in a classroom next to an old TV set and a chalkboard with the inscription "Shapes" and three shapes below it: a square, a triangle and a rectangle.

He says OKAY, CLASS.
I'M STARTING TODAY WITH
A QUESTION FOR YOU.

A voice says SHHH!

The teacher continues WHAT'S INSIDE ALL THESE
SHAPES ON THE BOARD?
NOTHING.
YES, WELL, TECHNICALLY,
YOU ARE CORRECT
BUT WE'RE NOT TALKING
WE'RE TALKING

Students say YAY!

The teacher continues WHAT'S THAT?
WELL, LET'S WATCH
THE VIDEO.

(music plays)

He turns on the old TV.

(music plays)

As a square appears on screen and becomes filled with the colour blue, a man sings
OH, AREA IS THE SPACE
INSIDE OF A SHAPE...

Two measuring tapes with the words "width" and "length" appear next to two of the sides of the square.

The man continues
LENGTH TIMES WIDTH WITH
YOU'RE MEASURING TAPE
OH, AREA IS THE SPACE
INSIDE OF A SHAPE
LENGTH TIMES WIDTH WITH
YOU'RE MEASURING TAPE...

The same process is repeated with a rectangle coloured in red.

The man continues LENGTH MEANS HOW LONG
AND WIDTH MEANS HOW WIDE
YOU MEASURE THOSE
TWO NUMBERS
THEN YOU MULTIPLY,
MULTIPLY...

A message reads "Length times width equals area."

Then, a blue rectangle appears with measuring tapes showing that its long side measures 6 centimetres and its short side measures 2 centimetres.

The man continues LET'S TRY IT OUT
THE LENGTH OF THE
SHAPE IS 6
THE WIDTH OF THE
SHAPE IS 2
6 X 2 EQUALS 12
12 IS THE AREA;
IT'S EASY TO DO...

Inside the rectangle, a label reads "12 squared centimetres."

Then, a yellow square appears with two measuring tapes showing that two of its sides measure 3 centimetres.

The man continues OKAY, AGAIN
THE LENGTH OF THIS
SHAPE IS 3
THE WIDTH IS ALSO 3
3 X 3 EQUALS 9
9 IS THE AREA,
YOU SEE...

A label inside the square reads "9 squared centimetres."

Then, a brown rectangle appears with two measuring tapes showing that its long side measures 8 centimetres and its short side measures 4 centimetres.

The man continues ONE LAST TIME
THE LENGTH OF THE
SHAPE IS 4
THE WIDTH OF THE
SHAPE IS 8
4 X 8 EQUALS 32
32 IS THE AREA;
YOU'RE DOING GREAT...

A label inside the rectangle reads "32 squared centimetres."

The man continues
OH, AREA IS THE SPACE
INSIDE OF A SHAPE
LENGTH TIMES WIDTH WITH
YOU'RE MEASURING TAPE...

The song ends and the stick figure teacher turns off the old TV.

He says OKAY, SO THE AREA IS THE
SPACE INSIDE OF A SHAPE.
KNOWING THE AREA CAN HELP
WITH ALL SORTS OF THINGS
LIKE MATH - OOH!
OR YOU COULD FIGURE OUT HOW
MUCH FOOD COULD FIT ON A PLATE.
[stomach grumbling]
HMM, NOW I'M
HUNGRY.
[school bell rings]
THAT'S THE BELL.
EVERYBODY, CLEAR
THE AREA!

An end slate shows the TVO Kids logo.