The possibilities of how to use this card sort are endless!
175 different cards are included in this activity. Use a few cards for bell work or use mixed sets as an introduction to areas, to access prior knowledge, to review, to differentiate work, as stations/centers, or even as an assessment. How you choose to use them depends upon the needs of your students.
Slides 3-7: These cards focus on finding the area of one specific figure (square, rectangle, parallelogram, triangle, trapezoid) per slide. Slide 3 would be a 15 question card sort, slide 4 would be another 15 question card sort, etc. Students who need targeted practice may benefit most from using these. Also, you could use the card sort on slide #3 to introduce areas of squares, slide #4 to introduce areas of rectangles, and so forth.
Slides 13-17: Each slide may be used as a separate 25 question card sort with mixed figures (square, rectangle, parallelogram, triangle, trapezoid) to create five different activities. You may give all students the same card sort to complete, have them work in small groups with each group doing a different set of problems, use these as math centers, or as a carousel activity.
Have students sort the cards/slips either individually or in small groups.
Answer keys are included.
Area Heart Puzzle
, Area of Mixed Figures
, or Partner Power: Irregular Composite Areas
would be a nice followup to this card sort!
Areas Card Sort
by Activities by Jill
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