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Area of a composite shape

In this activity students use the area of given triangles and rectangles to explore the area of an irregular polygon.

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Student
Purpose Student task, Teaching resource
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Feedback
Keywords Polygon, Rectangle, Perimeter, Area, Triangle

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement
Topics Using units of measurement
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve problems involving the area and perimeter of irregular and composite shapes using appropriate units

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P9)

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