6.G.1 Area of Polygons Task Cards - Middle School Geometry Math Stations

Amy Harrison
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Reviewing area of a polygon has never been more easy with these task cards! They include multiple printing options and an answer key. Give yourself an easy day, and give your class an entertaining way to practice!

Stations are the perfect activity for your restless and impatient students who like to get up and move around! The collaborative element makes them fun and engaging - a great change of pace from the typical warm up or test review!

Getting their bodies moving will often get their brains moving. Stations are an amazing warm up activity! With a variety of different questions, it’s definitely one of the most fun ways to review for a test.

Check out the comments and reviews - this resource is easy to use and students LOVE it!

This activity is challenging and aligns perfectly with Core Standard 6.G.1

TOPICS

Find the area of a triangle, parallelogram, rectangle, square and trapezoid.

  • Find the base of a triangle, given the area and height.
  • Find the base of a parallelogram, given the area and height.
  • Find the area of the composite figure: a rectangle and a triangle; two rectangles; two rectangles and a triangle; two triangles
  • Find the area of the shaded figure involving: a rectangle and two squares; a trapezoid and a square; a square and a triangle
  • Find the area of four rectangles (the walls of a room) and determine how many gallons of paint are needed
  • Find the area of a rectangular hallway, and find the cost of the tile
  • Find the area of a triangular garden, and determine how many bags of soil are needed
  • Find the surface area of a net of a rectangular prism (area of 6 rectangles) - painting a gift box

HOW CAN YOU USE THIS RESOURCE?

Cut out and laminate stations so you can use them every class period and every year!

I typically have students work in partners, but BOTH of them have to fill out the student information sheet, showing work. Students could also work individually. Working with more than one person gets too crowded, and some students skate by without participating at all.

Each group will start at a station. They will be given a certain amount of time to complete each task. At the end of the time, they will switch to the next station. Example: If a student starts at station 1, they will go to station 2. If they are at station 20, they will go to station 1.

There should never be more than two people at a station (unless you have more than 40 students…).

Encourage (or require) students to write down EVERY problem so that if they run out of time on one station, they can finish earlier problems at another station.

Give students a specific time to complete each task. (1-2 min) Use a timer that goes off to help students know when to switch stations. This way, when the timer goes off, students will just get up and move without direction. Determine the amount of time based on the skill set of each group. I give some classes more time than others if needed. If I start with 2 minutes and all of the students are finishing quickly, I will decrease the time as we go. Usually 2 minutes is too much!

I use this resource every year in the middle school math classroom. It can take up to a whole class period depending how much time is given to the students per station.

ASSESSMENT/GRADING:

I observe the students during the activity and offer help if needed. After the activity, I collect their worksheet. This activity can be graded on accuracy or for effort or completion. If grading for effort/completion, make sure that the students show work and attempt all questions!

Total Pages
18 pages
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Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

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