Composite Area Problems

The 21st segment in a 28-part series provides learners with area problems involving composite figures. Pupils must decide whether to add or subtract areas to find the solution. The composite figures are composed of quadrilaterals, circles, and triangles.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members try to determine two different methods to calculate the area
  • Encourage the class to write out the basic figures that make up the composite figure
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires knowledge of the area formulas for basic shapes
Pros
  • The answer key shows the work needed to arrive at the solution
  • Includes scaffolding for those that struggle
Cons
  • None
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