Grade Level(s): 6
Keywords: Finding Areas of Polygons Variation 1, areas, polygons, variation, cpalms, icpalms, illustrativemathematics.org, illustrative mathematics, tasks, mathematics, math, resource, free, freely available, problems-based learning, student activities, Florida Standards
The purpose of this task is to have students work on a sequence of area problems that shows the advantage of increasingly abstract strategies in preparation for developing general area formulas for parallelograms and triangles. Asking them to solve it two ways encourages students to both expand their strategies for finding area and to check their work.
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Name of Author/Source: Brian Carmichael
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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