Area of Common Geometric Figures

Scholars can use area formulas, but can they apply what they know about area? The lesson challenges learners to think logically while practicing finding area of shapes such as rectangles, circles, parallelograms, triangles, and other polygons. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement with coordinate geometry to incorporate the distance formula
  • Encourage learners to find similarities within formulas
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes a basic understanding of finding area of geometric figures; supplement a review if necessary
  • The 13th lesson in a 16-part series
Pros

  • Examples target a high level of thinking
Cons

  • Practice problems do not represent the higher level of difficulty in the examples
Common Core