What is an Acre? - Definition & Measurement


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What is the original meaning of an acre?

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1. What is the unit of measure 43,560 square feet equivalent to?

2. What unit of measure is typically used to measure property?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about acres with the following quiz and worksheet. Questions will focus on different ways to measure and describe an acre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will help you review:

  • The original meaning of an acre
  • Ways to visualize the size of an acre
  • How many square yards are in one acre

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, including different ways to visualize the size of an acre using real world concepts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is traditionally used to measure property
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different conversions of yards and feet into an acre

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled, What is an Acre? Definition & Measurement to gain a greater understanding of concepts like:

  • What was originally used to measure an acre
  • How many acres make up Central Park
  • What shapes an acre can be in