This activity is designed to help students with find the missing side length when given the area of a shape. Uses Triangles, Trapezoids, Rectangles, Kites, Rhombus and Parallelograms.
This activity also gets students up and about.
Place the 12 cards on the wall around your room. Students pick any card to begin with. They work the problem at the top of the page. After working the problem on their own paper, students look around the room for a value matches theirs. Then they work the problem on that sheet. They should continue until they return to the card they started with.
Included are 2 versions of this activity.
** One with 12 cards
** A shorter version with only 6 cards.
Also Included are
** Student Answer Sheets - 2 Styles for each version
** Detailed Answer Key - with problems worked out
** Formula Sheet for struggling students
** Absent Student Sheet where all 12 graphs print on 2 sheets
Easily turn into a table top activity by printing 4 cards to a page.
For special educations students that receive shorted assignments give them the 6 card set instead of the complete version. Another modification would be to give struggling students the area formulas.
++ Formative Assessment
++ Mid-Lesson or End of Lesson Check for understanding
++ Math Station for students that have finished work early
++ Test Review
++ Homework Alternative
++ Bell work