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The students get to use their problem solving skills to work this activity. Some students will find the areas of every shape and then complete the activity. Others will work on the activity and find the areas as they go along.
As the students are working, they will be piecing together smaller shapes to make the larger composite shape. This will benefit the students by having a hands-on method of putting the pieces together.
The instructor has the option to create their own composite shapes to the needs of their students.
If students have a difficult time piecing the shapes together, there are pages with the shapes identified so it is easier to piece them together.
There are 3 different types of activities in the packet. The first activity has composite shapes the students are to piece together. The second activity indicates an area and the students are to use 2 or more pieces that add up to the area and make their own composite shape. In the last activity, the students create their own shape and find the area of the composite figure. The instructor has the option to allow the students to trade shapes and have their partner find the area of the creation.
More information is written up in the instructor's guide.
This follows Common Core Standard 6.G.1.
There is an extension piece for the 7th grade Common Core Standard 7.G.6 that can be used in conjunction with this activity.
This activity can take as long as the instructor wants or needs it to last. The instructor can use any of the many problems included in this packet.
Please do not share this activity with others. You may use this activity for only your classroom and students. If two or more instructors wish to use this activity, please buy Multiple Licences at half price.
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