Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Area of Compound Shapes - Section 2: Intro to New Material

 

During today's lesson, I had students who preferred to compose a large rectangle, and then subtract the area of the 'missing' rectangular piece.  In example two, this would mean finding the area of the 15' by 24' rectangle, and then subtracting the 12' by 6' area.

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Area of Compound Shapes

Unit 10: Area of Two Dimensional Figures
Lesson 12 of 14

Objective: SWBAT find the area of a compound shape (all dimensions are provided)

Big Idea: When a compound shape is decomposed into non-overlapping figures, we can can find and combine the area of each individual shape in order to determine the total area.

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Math, area (Measurement), Geometry, square units, dimension, compound figures
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