AIM: How can we find the area and perimeter of 2-dimensional shapes?
HW: Composite Figure Worksheet
How much more area is there in the parallelogram than there is in the triangle? (parallelogram and triangle not pictured).
I always say that you never know how math will be useful in your life when you're older. This weekend was a perfect example of this. I shared with the class my task of looking for a shed, negotiating local law, and purchasing crushed stone for a foundation. All of these concepts required the understanding and application of middle school math.
Students moved on with their Geometry formula sheet by adding trapezoids and circles to the area section. We expanded onto composite figures and how we can break figures into two or more small figures, find the area of each, and then combine them together.