Area of Complex Figures

Area of Complex Figures
Area of Complex Figures
Area of Complex Figures
Area of Complex Figures
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Students will use recognizable shapes with known area formulas to piece together complex/irregular figures. By exploring the composition of the figures visually, they can more easily decompose any figure into smaller pieces that create it in the future.

Reference sheets, enrichment, and exploration questions are included.

This activity includes squares, rectangles, and triangles. If you would like the same type of activity but want to include circular figures, check out my activity, "Area of Complex Figures with Circles." I have also bundled the two together to allow for scaffolding and differentiation. See "Area of Complex Figures Bundle" for both activities for less than $5!
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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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18 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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