Area of Composite Shapes: Lesson

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To find the whole, add and subtract the pieces. A portion of a massive geometry playlist shows how to approach finding the area of a composite figure. The resource works with a couple different composite shapes to find their areas.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Using different composite figures, have individuals determine what shapes compose the object
  • Lead a discussion on finding areas by decomposing a parallelogram into the shape
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires learners to know the Pythagorean Theorem

  • Links to additional videos on areas of shapes
  • Shows how to find the missing lengths in the examples

  • None
Common Core