# Area of Unusual and Compound Shapes CCSS 6.G.1 Aligned**

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Every year as I teach area, I have disparities that range from struggling to define what area is to being able to explain every formula in great detail. I created this product to be used in multiple ways so that all of my students could use it in some way so they didn't feel like they were assigned the "smart" cards or the "dumb" cards, but I also get to challenge each student in an appropriate way.

This download includes three versions of similar task cards. Version A gives dimensions and requires students to break apart the shapes and find a numerical value for either the shaded or unshaded area. Version B asks students to explain how they would break the shape apart. I like to laminate these and have students draw the shapes they know how to find the areas of (parallelograms, rectangles, triangles, etc.). As they become confident in breaking them apart, they can apply their knowledge of formulas to actually find the area! Version C has QR codes to link students to the answer if you have access to a QR Reading Device (iPads, iPods, etc.). They are mathematically identical to Version A.

Each card is created on a full sheet of paper so that YOU choose the size that works best. I like to keep version B on full sheets so that students have a big space to work with, but I will print Version A on a 4-to-a-page setting.

An answer key is included for versions A & C, but NOT B as the answers can vary so much in how they will break the shapes apart. This product is one of my critical sets of task cards in my classroom and I hope it is for you, too!

There are multiple student work pages included as well so that you may choose what is best for you and your students!

Find many other resources for the Geometry strand HERE!

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**Any claims of use, support, correlation or alignment to the CCSS Standards are solely those of 6th Grade Marks the Spot and have not been evaluated nor endorsed by CCSS. 6th Grade Marks the Spot is the sole creator of this product and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS standards.
To view the standards, please visit The Common Core State Standards here.
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