Natural Disaster Recovery and Quadrilaterals: Trapezoids and Land Assessments

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After a tornado, an insurance company is in need of finding the area of a plot of land. Pupils use their knowledge of trapezoids and area formulas to calculate the area of the plot of land. The scholars work in groups to justify the trapezoid area formula.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create area formulas for other types of figures
  • Have groups create posters to explain how they determined the formula
Classroom Considerations
Pros
  • Includes an answer key for quick grading
  • Provides suggestions for extensions
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  • None
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