Our Applying Area in the Real World lesson plan teaches students how to use their ability to find the area of various shapes to solve real-world problems. During this lesson, students are asked to draw specific shapes (right triangles, a polygon with more than four sides, etc.) on graph paper, making sure that each figure has a total area of 30 square units; they then tell how they know the shapes has an area of 30 square units, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material. Students are also asked to solve real-world practice problems by finding the area.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to find the area of triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons by decomposing the shape into triangles or rectangles and then applying these skills to real-world scenarios.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.1