Between the Lines

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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 levels use pattern blocks to represent the area of given figures. Subsequent activities compare areas of triangles using dot paper and compare areas of overlapping squares. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Laminate the pattern blocks for repeated use
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time for preparation if using the activities that require pattern blocks
  • Expects a basic understanding of polygons and area
  • Provides a set of paper pattern blocks within the resource
  • Includes a teacher guide with an explanation of each activity
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