# Area: Unit Squares Unknown Shape- Lesson 7

- Author:
- Lillian Petersen

## Directions

Use the unit square to find the area of this abnormal shape. What is the problem with using the unit square on such a large, abnormal shape? Check your area by right clicking and turning on the gird. What is an easier way to find the area? Use the segment took to help you break apart the shape.
Create your own shape by dragging the sides. Find the new area using your strategy.