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Areas of Regular Polygons and Circles

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners explore area of polygons and regular polygons in this math instructional activity. They calculate the area of several polygons using Cabri Jr. and analyze shapes and write formulas to solve for the area.
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The Area of All Polygons Through Composition and Decomposition

For Teachers 6th Standards
To compose or decompose, that is the question. The fifth portion of a 22-part series presents area problems of polygons. Pupils determine how to compose or decompose the polygons into shapes whose area is easily calculated. 
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Finding the Area of Regular Polygons

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students analyze relationship between the increase in polygons sides and a circle. In this geometry lesson, students relate the size of the central angle of a polygon, to a circle. They compare the formula for the area of a polygon and a...
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Exploring Areas of Irregular Polygons

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students solve for the area of different polygons. In this geometry lesson, students identify and differentiate between regular and irregular polygons. They use properties of irregular polygons to solve problems.
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Shapes and Their Insides

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Learners follow a series of instructions for drawing and coloring different shapes in order to learn the difference between the perimeter and area of a polygon. Then they are asked to find the perimeter and area of a 3x4 rectangular...
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The Right Plot

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve area problems.  For this applying the Pythagorean Theorem to solve area problems lesson, students find the area of irregular quadrilaterals.  Learners break the irregular quadrilaterals...
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Get to the Point! Coordinate Geometry!

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Tenth graders explore area of polygons. They find the areas of geoboard polygons using the coordinate method. Additionally, learners investigate problem solving using a coordinate approach.
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That Area is So Regular

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of area.  For this area lesson, students determine the area of regular polygons on their Ti-Nspire.  Students find the area of triangles, pentagons, hexagons, and heptagons.  Students use trigonometric...
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Area of Irregular Polygons

For Teachers 10th
In this geometry worksheet, 10th graders determine the area of irregular polygons.  The one page worksheet contains three problems.  Solutions are provided.
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Practice 10-3 Areas of Regular Polygons

For Students 10th - 12th
In this areas of regular polygons, students find the area of given polygons. They determine the measure of specified angles, and find the area of equilateral triangles when given the radius. This one-page worksheet contains 12 multi-step...
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Mensuration: Area

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this area worksheet, students read story problems, draw diagrams, and find the area of described polygons. This eight page worksheet contains six problems. Answers are provided.
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Scale Factor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate scale factors of figures.  In this scale factors of figures lesson, students find the scale factor given its' original perimeter and dilated perimeter.  Students find the area of an image given the scale factor and...
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Proving Pick's Theorem

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Pick up a resource on Pick's Theorem. Individuals watch a video explaining how to find the area of a polygon drawn on a lattice using Pick's Theorem. The film also shows a proof of the theorem using the Euler characteristic and algebra.
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Area of a Regular Polygon

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop formulas for finding area of regular polygons.  In this developing formulas for finding area of regular polygons lesson, students use Cabri Jr. to construct hexagons and octagons.  Students construct triangles within...
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From the Center of the Polygon

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of area of polygons.  In this area of polygons lesson, students use their Ti-Nspire to find the area of regular polygons.  Students break down each regular polygon into triangles and determine the area of...
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Complex Area Problems

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars calculate the area of different polygons. For this geometry lesson, students find the area of complex polygons. They solve word problems using rates and distances.
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Graph Each Ordered Pair - Five Worksheets

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
This resource is composed of five separate worksheets on ordered pairs. After plotting each ordered pair, learners label each point, connect the points to create a figure, identify the polygon type, find the perimeter and area of the...
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Between the Lines

For Students K - 12th Standards
Explore linear and square dimensions by comparing areas of similar figures. A creative set of five activities designed for elementary through high school classes asks young scholars to compare areas of specific polygons. The first two...
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Area under a Graph

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What? The calculation of area is a linear distance? A short video shows how to use the areas of simple polygons to estimate the area under a graph. Pupils divide the area under a curve into figures to easier calculate the area. Given...
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Area of irregular Polygons: Historical Motivator - Lewis and Clark Adventure

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders find the area of irregular polygons. In this lesson on calculating area, 7th graders use the adventures of Lewis and Clark as motivation to learn how to calculate the area of irregular polygons.
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Perimeter & Area Worksheet I

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this perimeter and area worksheet, students find the perimeter and area of regular polygons. They identify the perimeter and area of polygons such as triangles, trapezoids, circles, rectangles, and parallelograms. Students write the...
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Finding Perimeter and Area

For Teachers 3rd
What is the difference between perimeter and area? Learners are given paper clips and square tiles to measure the perimeter and area of different polygons. This resource suggests exactly what to say when presenting this material, which...
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Polygon Area Review Sheet

For Students 9th - 12th
In this polygon area worksheet, students answer 8 questions involving the area of several polygons. Students are given various details of the polygon and must find lengths of various polygons.
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Area of Polygons

For Students 10th
In this geometry worksheet, 10th graders determine the area of regular polygons.  The two page worksheet contains eight problems.  Answers provided. 

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