**Washington Education Standards**. An area is the amount of surface a shape covers.

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WA.6.3. Core Content: Ratios, rates, and percents (Numbers, Operations, Geometry/Measurement, Algebra, Data/Statistics/Probability) Students extend their knowledge of fractions to develop an understanding of what a ratio is and how it relates to a rate and a percent. Fractions, ratios, rates, and percents appear daily in the media and in everyday calculations like determining the sale price at a retail store or figuring out gas mileage. Students solve a variety of problems related to such situations. A solid understanding of ratios and rates is important for work involving proportional relationships in grade seven.

6.3.E. Identify the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle as the constant pi, and recognize 22/7 and 3.14 as common approximations of pi.

WA.6.4. Core Content: Two- and three-dimensional figures (Geometry/Measurement, Algebra) Students extend what they know about area and perimeter to more complex two-dimensional figures, including circles. They find the surface area and volume of simple three-dimensional figures. As they learn about these important concepts, students can solve problems involving more complex figures than in earlier grades and use geometry to deal with a wider range of situations. These fundamental skills of geometry and measurement are increasingly called for in the workplace and they lead to a more formal study of geometry in high school.

6.4.A. Determine the circumference and area of circles.

6.4.C. Solve single- and multi-step word problems involving the relationships among radius, diameter, circumference, and area of circles, and verify the solutions.