Create-Your-Own Area of Polygons on the Coordinate Plane

Create-Your-Own Area of Polygons on the Coordinate Plane
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Students create their own polygon by writing vertices as ordered pairs. Students can then switch with a partner/group and calculate the area of the polygon on the coordinate plane. Two slips per page.
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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices; use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.


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