Our focus of study today was calculating the area of trapezoids. The formula for area of trapezoids is
A = h (b1 + b2)/2
Students learned that the parallel lines in the trapezoid will be identified as base 1 and base 2. I do expect students to write the formula on each problem to aid memorization of the formula. When we have our big test on area & perimeter, students will be expected to know the formulas for the test.
HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH
Skills Practice Area of Trapezoids HW for 4-8-2014