This Google Slides Activity includes 10 unique slides that help students practice finding the area of regular polygons on a graph. Students are asked to find the area of very basic, whole number dimension polygons, and then regular polygons with fractional edges. The students must first determine the measurements of base and height using the graph to help them.
The slides become more difficult as students progress through the activity, starting with simple parallelograms and triangles and ending with polygons containing one or all fractional edges. Students will need prior knowledge about the area formulas for parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids, and will be asked to use the grid lines of the graph to find how many units wide and tall the base and height of each shape is.
An easy way to differentiate or modify this activity would be to make some slides optional or extra credit. Teachers could also ask their students to complete some of the 10 slides, not all, providing a choice for which problems they solve. Additionally, another way to modify would be to allow calculators to be out and used during the activity, as well as providing students with an answer bank of the 10 area answers and allowing them to check their answer with the answer bank.
There is no prep required other than saving the activity to your Google Drive and assigning it via Google Classroom or providing your students with a link to the activity.