Students struggle when it comes to finding the area of shaded regions, regular polygons, kites, and solving word problems. These task cards may at first challenge your students to do some of the “harder” area problems, but I recommend going over all of the problems and then after some time has passed, giving them the same set of task cards again to measure their progress. These types of problems are often found in college entrance exams, end of course exams, and in your final exam. These task cards are great practice for your students. Use them in stations/centers, have students work in pairs on a few task cards and rotate them throughout the class after 3 or 4 minutes, or use them whole group.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.B.7 Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.B.4 Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.
CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.B.6 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
Includes 18 task cards on finding the area of regular polygons using the formula A = 1/2 (apothem)(perimeter), using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of missing sides, area of kites, sectors, shaded regions, and word problems. Also included is the recording sheet for students to show their work and answer key.
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