In this activity, students will find the area of irregular areas. Students will need to know the areas for kites, triangles, circles, regular polygons, and trapezoids. Some problems also use trig and/or special right triangles to solve the problems. This activity was designed for use in an Honors or Pre-AP level classroom. Make sure these problems are appropriate for your students - download the preview and look at the thumbnails to see problem examples. If you are looking for an activity for an on-level classroom, you may want to see my less difficult Composite Area Scavenger Hunt
Because some of the problems are lengthy, there are 8 stations. Two versions of the stations are given: full color and black and white. A student answer sheet and answer key are included.
Scavenger hunts are great because they get students up and moving around the room. They also encourage students to check their work carefully since an incorrect answer will leave them stuck at a dead end. Successfully completing the scavenger hunt requires students to slow down and check their work.
This activity can be completed individually or in pairs. A student answer sheet is included. Each student or group is given an answer sheet, then assign them a station where they will start. Students will copy the letter of the station where they begin, then they will solve the problem. After solving the problem, students will "hunt" for the next card that contains their answer from the previous problem. They will continue working in this fashion. When they have correctly solved all 8 problems, they will end with the station where they began.
This is also part of the following bundle:
Area and Perimeter Activity Bundle
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Area and Perimeter Stations Maze Activity
Composite Area Stations Maze Activity
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