Instructional Video

Area of a Hexagon

A regular hexagon is made of six congruent triangles. A video lesson shows learners how to use this information to find the area of a hexagon given the side length. Because the triangles are equilateral, they use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the height of each triangle and then calculate the area.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • After showing the video, have pupils find the area of the hexagon with a different side length on whiteboards as a quick check for understanding
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access if assigning as homework
  • Expects a solid understanding of applying the Pythagorean Theorem
Pros
  • Lets teachers rewind and rewatch the video to reach understanding
  • Includes practice problems to follow the video lesson
Cons
  • None
Common Core