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.
Answer Key that fits with the task card set to be stored with the rest of the cards are included as well as a cover page. Print answers to the back of the task card simply by printing double sided or copying the two pages double sided. Print in color OR black and white.
Suggested use of task cards: Print one set of task cards. Laminate if desired. Pair students together and set up a rotation so that each pair knows who they will hand off their task card to. Give each pair a task card and each student should have his/her own recording sheet to show work and record their answers. Time the students (approx. 3 minutes) and then have them switch the card by passing it to another pair of students in the rotation.
You can also print a set per small group (of 3 or 4 students) and have them go through the task cards together. It’s completely up to you.
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