**Square meter (or metre)**

**Area
is length times width**.

A
square metre would be about the size of a teacher’s desk. A square metre in
area does not have to be a square.

A
single bed would also have the area of a square metre even though it is
rectangular in shape.

If
a room has a wall three by five metres, the area of the wall would be 15
square metres. If a floor has a length of five metres and a width of
seven metres, the area would be 30 square metres.

**Smaller
Areas**: