Thursday, April 7, 2011

Finding Area of Irregular Figures With Rubber Band Shapes

Teaching Area of Irregular Shapes Can Be Confusing For Students 

So, give them a ruler and some Rubber bands with shapes and let have some fun. The goal is not to present them with a testable question so much as to present them with a difficult question to which they must use known concepts. 

Be sure to ask them what strategy they used----->A teenagers mind is amazing!

Possible thoughts of a teenage mind --"Well, that tail on the fish thingy kind of looks like a triangle and his body is like a circle i guess"--


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