I made this graphic organizer to visualize these key concepts:
1) the dimensions multiplied for area are always perpendicular
2) the dimensions multiplied for area are not always called “base” and “height”
3) word “base” for 2-D figures (different for BASE AREA later for a 3-D solids)
The intent of this graphic organizer is to supplement your lesson examples by putting these formulas on a separate page to see what is each variable represents and what is in common.
This graphic organizer utilizes a full sheet of 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper intended to be glued into interactive student notebooks (ISN). Custom tab included.
I have students fold first, glue second (6 dots only to dry quickly), and cut third. Student then add a tab to their ISN to find easily.
Folded, this graphic organizer has 8 boxes – 4 rows by 2 columns.
The figures names are on the outside with formulas and diagrams on the inside.
The boxes on this graphic organizer are:
rectangle & square
rhombus or kite
Additional related graphic organizers:
3-D Surface Area Graphic Organizer
3-D Volume Graphic Organizer
Stout Math World