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# Area of Rectangles Using Sums and Differences

Use the formula for the area of a rectangle for more than just rectangles! Scholars see that they can use common area formulas to find the area of irregular shapes.

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##### Instructional Ideas

- Pause the video after examples to address pupils' questions
- After viewing the video, ask learners to create a similar problem for a partner to solve

##### Classroom Considerations

- Expects a familiarity with area formulas
- The second in a series of 40 video lessons

##### Pros

- Instructor shows multiple approaches to the same problem

##### Cons

- Presentation in video is not engaging and may not hold the attention of learners

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