Area of an L-Shape

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Think about your shapes as tangrams as you find their areas! Scholars learn to decompose L-shaped compound figures to find their areas. A video shows how to break the figure into rectangles, and learners practice using the included worksheets.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils shade the rectangles different colors before finding their area to assist in visualizing the concept
  • Create a guided notes document for pupils to complete as they watch the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects proficiency with finding the area of rectangles
Pros

  • Video shows multiple examples
  • Mentions common errors while completing examples
Cons

  • None