Trapezoid Area Investigation: One Cut Puzzles and Other Challenges

Trapezoid Area Investigation: One Cut Puzzles and Other Challenges
Trapezoid Area Investigation: One Cut Puzzles and Other Challenges
Trapezoid Area Investigation: One Cut Puzzles and Other Challenges
Trapezoid Area Investigation: One Cut Puzzles and Other Challenges
Trapezoid Area Investigation: One Cut Puzzles and Other Challenges
Trapezoid Area Investigation: One Cut Puzzles and Other Challenges
Trapezoid Area Investigation: One Cut Puzzles and Other Challenges
Trapezoid Area Investigation: One Cut Puzzles and Other Challenges
Subject
Grade Levels
Product Rating
4.0
3 ratings
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

967 KB|26 pages
Share
Product Description
Listen close and listen good: the only way your students are going to understand and master an important mathematical skill like finding the area of a trapezoid is by engaging in deep and challenging problem solving explorations. It's true and you know it.

So don't be a slouch: try these "one cut" dissection puzzles on your kids - they have to cut out the trapezoids, make a single cut and then reassemble the pieces into a parallelogram (well, actually a rhomboid, but you can read my instructions to learn about that....)

There's lots of good stuff here: lots of trapezoids to cut apart and re-assemble, some practice with identifying the bases and the heights of various trapezoids (because giving a practice sheet where the bases and heights are already identified is sooooo basic!)

There's also a really cool challenge where students have to create 6 different trapezoids that have the same area - there's a really neat trick to doing it, but you're not going to read about it here....

And then there's this......
:
Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days
Report this Resource
Loading...
$4.95
Digital Download
avatar

SamizdatMath

583 Followers
Follow
More products from SamizdatMath
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
$4.95
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up