Practice calculating area of rectangles, triangles, trapezoids, parallelograms, and special quadrilaterals with this engaging coloring activity.
Students find the area of polygons and color each one according to its area. Figures are drawn on a grid, so students can decompose shapes into rectangles and triangles to figure out the areas. This is a great introductory activity to area and geometry in 6th grade. The worksheet is easy to check, and the answer key in included. It works great with partners too.
Common Core Math Standard: 6.G.A.1
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.