These task cards are a fun way for your middle school math class to practice area of polygons!
They are aligned with core standard CCSS 6.G.1 and are an excellent way to review.
Students LOVE getting out of their seats and moving around the room!
The collaborative element makes them fun and engaging. Using task cards is a great change of pace from the typical warmup or test review.
Get their bodies moving and see their brains start to move!
Let’s face it – students HATE sitting in desks all day. They LOVE any opportunity to get up and move around, even if it’s while practicing math!
These task cards cover the following topics:
- Find the base of a triangle, given the area and height.
- Find the base of a parallelogram, given the area and height.
- Find the area of the composite figure: a rectangle and a triangle; two rectangles; two rectangles and a triangle; two triangles
- Find the area of the shaded figure involving: a rectangle and two squares; a trapezoid and a square; a square and a triangle
- Find the area of four rectangles (the walls of a room) and determine how many gallons of paint are needed
- Find the area of a rectangular hallway, and find the cost of the tile
- Find the area of a triangular garden, and determine how many bags of soil are needed
- Find the surface area of a net of a rectangular prism (area of 6 rectangles) – painting a gift box
- 20 Stations (2 to a page or 4 to a page)
- Color or Black & White “Ink Saver”
- Student Recording Sheet
- Answer Key
This is an easy low-prep activity.
Just print, cut, laminate, and you can use these task cards year after year!
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Loved the questions. They were definitely challenging!Senita S.
Great resource four our end of unit review regarding area of polygons. Area application questions were a plus!! Thanks!Christina V.
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