Area of a Square Teacher Resources
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Comparing Perimeter to Area of a Square
Teach your class how calculate the perimeter and area of a square by creating graphs. They graph different polynomial functions using the Ti calculator.
Geometry of Shape and Size
Students define the different formulas to solve the area of a polygon. In this area lesson, students find the area of rectangles, squares, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids and circles. They calculate the area of plane figures given the side or height of the shape.
Squares and Square Roots
Students find patterns relating the lengths of the sides of squares to their areas. In this squares and square roots lesson plan, students draw squares and find their areas. They estimate the sides of square when given the area. Students use the Pythagorean Theorem to check their work. The culminating assignment, requires students to write a short paper about squares.
Area of Polygons
In this area of polygons worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 12 various types of problems. First, they find the area of a given square. Then, students find the length of an original square as illustrated. They also write an expression for the area of a square.
Geometry Practice: Area of Polygons #9
In this area of polygons worksheet, students find the area of 12 polygons. Each shape is drawn on a grid. The area of each square on the grid is given. Problems are all multiple choice.
Explore the concept of area of shapes. Learners will find the area of triangles, squares, and rectangles using a geoboard application on the graphing calculator. They will also find the area of trapezoids and other irregular shapes by dividing the trapezoids into two or more triangles.
Seventh graders discover the relationship between the lengths of the legs of a triangle and its hypotenuse. They use visual representations of area models to discover that the sum of the areas created by squaring the legs is equal to the area created when the hypotenuse is squared.
What's the Area?
Fifth graders use area to calculate the cost for new flooring. They find the area of a square or rectangle. Calculating Area problems and worksheet are attached.
Constructing a square inscribed in a circle
Here is an activity that focuses on the actual construction of the square inscribed in a circle. The lesson allows for the use of dot paper or graph paper with straight edges and protractors, or dynamic geometry software programs. After construction, learners verify that the figure is a square. An additional small group activity has them approximate the percentage area of the square within the circle.
How To Find the Area of a Square And Rectangle
Students practice using the formula to calculate the area of a square or triangle. They participate in large group guided practice using simple area of squares problems then complete a series of problems calculating the area of rectangles.
Measurement: Lesson 2
Fourth graders find the perimeter of a geometric shape by adding the lengths of the sides. They find the area of a square or rectangle by counting square units. Students use multiplication to find the area of a rectangle. They estimate the area of irregular figures.
From a Square to a Rectangle
Eighth graders solve problems involving percentage increases and decreases. Using given percentages, 8th graders transform a square into a rectangle. They apply the area formulas for squares and rectangles.Students observe the percent of change in the area of the two items.
Same Base and Height, Variation 1
Four triangles are depicted for learners to construct on a geoboard. They compute and compare the areas, and so meet one of the sixth grade Common Core standards for geometry. Note that the set of triangles does not include a right triangle, so to completely fulfill requirements, more resources are needed. This would make a compact pop quiz for your class.
Same Base and Height, Variation 2
This is a good model for learners to visualize triangles of the same base and height. They can can begin to comprehend that these triangles will have the same area no matter how the triangle is drawn. It is part of a series of resources which makes a good transition question or mini-assessment.
For this Pythagorean Theorem worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 19 various types of problems. First, they draw the square shown and divide its sections as shown. Then, students cut out the 6 parts of the square and rearrange the 4 triangles to form the square shown. They also find the total area of the two squares.
Measure Area by Counting Units - Guided Lesson
Given measurement information on individual squares within a larger shape, scholars determine the total area of that square or rectangle. For one of these three problems they draw the shape knowing its total area and the measurements of each square within it. Consider projecting this as an all-class warm up because of the large text and few problems.
Area of a Square as a Function
Learners investigate quadratic equations and areas. In this algebra lesson, students convert word problems into algebraic equations to explore functions. They graph their equations and interpret the data to see if it represents a function.
Squares Inside Squares
Use the TI-92 to generate a sequence by determining the areas of squares inscribed in squares. Then write this sequence using the recursive form and the explicit form for the sequence. Learners also explore geometric patterns as they investigate the pattern determined by the areas of the square.
Students create a square with 36 square tiles and determine that sliding several of the pieces both vertically and horizontally, they form an irregular shape that can be tessellated. They are given a variety of curved shapes and use tape and scissors to reconfigure their shape back into a square.
Learners explore parts of triangles. In this triangle properties lesson, students examine the relationship between the legs and the hypotenuse of a triangle. They use models of triangles to examine the Pythagorean Theorem. Learners use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real world problems.