This is a lesson used to introduce and practice finding the area and perimeter of composite or compound figures. The lesson begins with an intro question to get them brainstorming. I pass out a starburst and sour patch kids watermelon slice and have the students find the area of the shape formed when you place them together (there are two slides to guide this discussion). Then we move into what composite figures are with a definition and example. After, there is a page that practices their ability to break the compound shape into the common shapes that we have formulas to use. After, the notes move into some practice problems of both compound shapes when you add the areas and compound shapes when you subtract the areas (aligned with the composite figure area and perimeter handout listed here).