Find the Area of a Trapezoid by Composing a Parallelogram

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The trapezoid formula can be hard to memorize or even understand. Watch how the video visually manipulates the trapezoid to become a rectangle or parallelogram to match the formula. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this video with the other resources in the series for extra practice 
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • Provides a visual representation of the using formula
Cons

  • Doesn't introduce the idea of breaking into triangles
Common Core