Your students will truly grasp finding the Area of Composite Figures after completing these fun digital Google Slides. Students find the Area of Combined Rectangles by dividing figures into rectangles. Student practice finding the area of composite figures in many ways, including moving lines to divide the figures into rectangles in more than one way.
Benefits and Features of this Digital Area of Rectangles resource:
- Every slide is bright and colorful to capture your students’ attention.
- Interactive movable pieces keep students engaged.
- Video Instructions embedded into the Google Slides make your job easier.
Video instructions for students are embedded in the activity:
- Have students who forget instructions as soon as it is time for them to begin working? Students can watch the video instructions before completing the activity at a math station, for seatwork or homework.
- Have students who are absent? The video instructions save you time so that you don’t have to explain how to complete the activity to students.
- Have a sub? They can watch the video instructions so that they can offer support while students complete the digital activity.
Area of Composite Figures Topics Include:
- Divide composite figures into rectangles to find the area
- Creating 2 area equations and adding them together to find the area of combined rectangles in figures
- Dividing composite figures into rectangles in more than one way, and learning that the area remains the same
- Drawing a new rectangle connected to an existing rectangle to create a composite figure with a set area
What’s Included in this resource?
- PDF with a Link to make a copy of the Google Slides in your Google Drive
- Video Instructions (Student devices must be able to access YouTube)
- 15 engaging student practice slides
- Teacher Key
Ideas on how to use this resource:
- Use it as a whole class teaching tool by projecting the slides and using the movable, interactive pieces to teach your lesson
- Use this resource as a no prep math station
- Use it as an early finisher activity
- Use this resource for small group reteach or tutoring
- Assign this resource as a lesson for student practice as independent work. the embedded video instructions keep students from interrupting you.
- Share the digital key for parents and students to check work at home
This resource can be easily assigned in Google Classroom or any other platform compatible with Google Slides. Homeschool parents can use this resource by simply opening it in Google Slides. All you need to access Google Slides is a free Gmail account.