# Area of Polygons and Composite Shapes Sixth Grade Math-Geometry Escape Room

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Can your sixth graders use their geometry knowledge about the area of polygons to escape the pizza shop? Polly's World Famous Polygon Pizza has five puzzles for your students to solve to show their geometry skills! This engaging escape room can be completed digitally by accessing a Google Form, or by using a printed version. Put your students' knowledge of finding the area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and composite shapes to the test with five unique puzzle challenges. Problem solving skills and cooperation will come in to play as students work on these geometric pizza puzzles!

Included in this lesson:

• Directions for both digital and print escape rooms
• QR code and URL link to access automated Google Form for digital version
• Printable clues to create a menu for Polly's Pizza and Puzzles for the printable version (same five puzzles as digital)
• Success signs for students to take a picture with after they complete the escape room challenge

This lesson was specifically designed for Common Core math standard 6.G.A.1. 6th grade geometry has never been so much fun! It can also be used by advanced 5th graders, or for review for older grades. Escape rooms lessons can be used for enrichment, review, to challenge early finishers, to encourage collaboration, or even for homework!

To complete the five puzzles in this geometry breakout lesson, student must be able to:

• Find the area of triangles
• Find the missing base or height of a triangle when the area is known
• Determine the area of a trapezoid
• Calculate the area of a parallelogram
• Find the area of composite shapes
• Use their knowledge of area to solve real world math problems
• Solve simple substitution ciphers
• This particular lesson uses whole numbers, not decimals or fractions
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