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How to Find the Area of a Trapezoid

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What a great resource! Two learners lead viewers through the process of finding the area of a trapezoid. It's a visual approach that your class is bound to remember.
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Area of a Trapezoid

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Here is a straightforward example of how to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find an unknown side-length of a trapezoid. Commentary gives additional information on proving that the inside of the trapezoid is a rectangle, but is...
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How Do You Find the Area of a Trapezoid?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Trapezoids can be tricky. Break down the process of finding the area of a trapezoid with this video! Viewers are given information about the area formula and shown exactly how to plug in information, solve, and simplify. This is a...
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Area of Trapezoids

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rectangles, parallelograms, and now trapezoids — so many quadrilaterals! Building on the previous lessons in the series, the video introduces the formula for the area of a trapezoid. The instructor shows images of trapezoids and those...
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Area of a Trapezoid

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online math worksheet, students practice finding the area of a trapezoid, given the height and length, This excellent resource allows the students to check their answers, and to get "hints" should they run into difficulties. A...
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How Do You Find the Area of a Trapezoid?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Trapezoids can be tricky! Break down the process of finding the area of a trapezoid with an engaging math video. Learners explore area formula and shown exactly how to plug in information, solve, and simplify. 
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Calculating the Area of a Trapezoid

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students calculate the are of a trapezoid. In this geometry lesson, students use nets and formulas to find the area of a trapezoid. They create the shape and identify properties of polygons to solve for the area.
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Find the Area of Each Trapezoid

For Students 9th - 12th
In this area of trapezoids worksheet, high schoolers find the area of 9 trapezoids in short answer format. Students find the area of a trapezoid given a diagram on graph paper or a set of points.
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Find the Area of a Trapezoid by Composing a Parallelogram

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
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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Area of a Trapezoid

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Find the area of a trapezoid. The instructor goes through a discussion of defining a trapezoid, the ways to identify the height and base, and then calculates the area of the trapezoid. This visual exploration should solidify this concept...
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Exit Task 6.G.1

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Assess young mathematicians' ability to find the area of two-dimensional shapes with this simple exit card exercise. Given a picture of a trapezoid on a grid, students must find the figure's area and provide a brief written explanation...
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Caslculate the Area of a Trapezoid

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate the area of a trapezoid.  In this geometry lesson, 10th graders explore the area of a trapezoid through the use of a calculator application.  The lesson is demonstration of the calculators’ ability to assist in...
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Trapezoid Assignment

For Students 9th - 12th
In this area of trapezoids worksheet, students find the area of 5 trapezoids in short answer format. Students find the area of each trapezoid given a sketch on a grid.
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Slide Along

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers find the areas of parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles.  They use a geoboard on the Ti-73 to construct each shape and find its' area. Pupils record the lengths of the figures in tables on their paper.
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Area of a Trapezoid

For Students 7th - 8th
In this trapezoid learning exercise, students examine given data and compute the area of trapezoids.  They identify the base and height of each figure.  This one-page learning exercise contains 18 problems.  Answers are provided.
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Area and Perimeter of Trapezoids: Lesson

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
With a little averaging, a trapezoid becomes a parallelogram. The section of an extensive geometry playlist shows how to derive the formula for the area of a trapezoid by changing it into a parallelogram. Using the formula, the video...
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What is the Formula for the Area of a Trapezoid?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Make a parallelogram out of two trapezoids to find the area of one trapezoid? Sounds pretty complicated. Well, it's not complicated but there are a lot of steps. The instructor does a pretty good job of diagramming and explaining just...
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Distance across the channel

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Here you will find a model of a linear relationship between two quantities, the water depth of a channel and the distance across the channel at water level. The cross section of the channel is the shape of an isosceles trapezoid. The...
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Perimeter & Area Worksheet 1

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Test your mathematicians' skills with this full page of area and perimeter problems. Find the area and perimeter of different shapes including squares, parallelograms, trapezoids, and octagons. The formulas are not provided, so this...
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Area - Parallelograms and Trapezoids

For Students 4th - 6th
In this finding the area of geometric shapes instructional activity, students observe parallelograms and trapezoids and use the information given to find their areas. Students solve 4 problems.
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Geometry Works! The Stage Takes Shape

For Students 4th - 6th
In this using geometry to build a stage worksheet, students read and solve word problems to find the perimeter and area of a rectangle, circumference and area of a circle, perimeter and area of a triangle, and area of a trapezoid....
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Areas of Trapezoids

For Students 10th
In this geometry worksheet, 10th graders determine the area of the given trapezoids.  The one page worksheet contains fourteen problems.  Answer key is provided. 
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Area of a Triangle Between Parallel Lines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the area of a triangle.  In this geometry instructional activity, students use technology (TI-nspire) to explore what happens to the area of a triangle as one vertex moves along a line parallel to the side opposite...
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Does Your Rectangle Have Guts?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Does it? Kids find the perimeter and area of different shapes to assess whether their rectangle has guts. In addition to finding the area of a rectangle, learners work to find the area of a trapezoid. All worksheets are included. 

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