Painted Stage

This Painted Stage assessment also includes:

Find the area as it slides. Pupils derive an equation to find the painted area of a section of a trapezoidal-shaped stage The section depends upon the sliding distance the edge of the painted section is from a vertex of the trapezoid. Scholars use their equations to create graphs of the areas in terms of distance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide opportunities for the class where a numerical answer is not possible
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes individuals know how to find areas of polygons
  • Class members should be familiar with piecewise functions
Pros

  • Includes an answer key for easier grading
  • Contains a diagram to show the relationship of the variables
Cons

  • None