This hands on, engaging activity will help students visualize the multiple shapes within a composite (compound) shape and quickly find the area of the entire shape.
Decompose the eight transformers into rectangles, squares, and triangles. Calculate the unknown lengths. Calculate the area of each individual shape and then add the areas of the shapes to find the area of the entire robot.
Common Core Standards 6.G.1 and 7.G.6 are used in this activity.