In this full interactive lesson, students will work in groups using the selected method to discover the formula for the area of a trapezoid. They will have the opportunity to share and discuss the methods, struggles, successes and connections following their group work before consolidating their learning in their interactive math journals (entry instructions and template included). I had my students show their group work on chart paper using pictures, diagrams, words, thought bubbles, etc. It was very fun and extremely successful. Also included is a minds on activity, extra practice for early finishers and an exit card.