This 4 page lesson includes a page that details the formulas for finding the area of a square, rectangle, triangle, parallelogram and trapezoid. The second and third pages are practice problems. Answer Keys included!

This 4 page lesson includes a page that details the formulas for finding the area of a square, rectangle, triangle, parallelogram and trapezoid. The second and third pages are practice problems. Answer Keys included!

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Derive the formula for a parallelogram using only the formula for the area of a rectangle. It should make more sense for the student!

Derive the formula for a parallelogram using only the formula for the area of a rectangle. It should make more sense for the student!

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Here are two different versions of a game where students roll dice to create rectangles and then find the area. In one version students count square units. In the second version they apply the formula for area.

Here are two different versions of a game where students roll dice to create rectangles and then find the area. In one version students count square units. In the second version they apply the formula for area.

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This is a curios double sided foldable to teach students the formulas to find area squares, rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, rhombuses and kites.  It includes notes for teachers. Great for INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS!

This is a curios double sided foldable to teach students the formulas to find area squares, rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, rhombuses and kites. It includes notes for teachers. Great for INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS!

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I've got a foldable for that! Volume and surface area. If you make the edge lengths have fractional parts, you've got 6th grade common core math.

I've got a foldable for that! Volume and surface area. If you make the edge lengths have fractional parts, you've got 6th grade common core math.

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Area of rectangles, parallelograms and triangles

Area of rectangles, parallelograms and triangles

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Mystery Perimeter Freebie from Laura Candler - Complete hands-on lesson for introducing students to finding unknown sides of irregular polygons - CCSS Math Content 3.MD.D.8 and also effective with 4th and 5th grade for review and remediation

Mystery Perimeter Freebie from Laura Candler - Complete hands-on lesson for introducing students to finding unknown sides of irregular polygons - CCSS Math Content 3.MD.D.8 and also effective with 4th and 5th grade for review and remediation

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