Lesson Plan

Area of Composite Figures

Allow students to explore areas of composite figures. Provide opportunities for the students practice finding areas of composite figures. Check for student understanding of area of composite figures.
Debra W.
Classroom teacher
Ralph Chandler Middle School
Simpsonville, SC
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My Grades 6
My Subjects Math

Students will be able to decompose figures in order to find the area using their knowledge of parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids and circles.

Grades 6
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Student Notes

1 Warm Up

Assigned students the following topics to review using Khan Academy:

area of parallelograms

area of triangles

area of trapezoids

area and circumference of circles

Student Instructions

Complete the Khan Academy assignments


2 Practice Finding the Area of Composite figures with a partner

Activity: Conversing

Complete the Composite Figures worksheet with a partner

Student Instructions

Work with your partner to find the area of real-world composite figures

You can use your Little Book of Geometry that you created to help find the solution

3 Summarizing Strategy

Use quizzizz to check the students' understanding of area and circumference

Student Instructions

Login to quizzizz using the given code

4 Homework

Students will practice finding area of composite figures

Student Instructions

Log in to ixl.com

go to math, 6th grade

section FF.6

earn a smartscore of 100