Grade 6 Mathematics Module 5, Topic A, Lesson 5

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Student Outcomes

  • Students show the area formula for the region bounded by a polygon by decomposing the region into triangles and other polygons.  They understand that the area of a polygon is actually the area of the region bounded by the polygon.
  • Students find the area for the region bounded by a trapezoid by decomposing the region into two triangles. They understand that the area of a trapezoid is actually the area of the region bounded by the trapezoid. Students decompose rectangles to determine the area of other quadrilaterals.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
6.G.1 Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by...

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