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Geometry: That Area Is So Regular
by Texas Instruments

Published on August 25, 2010

Overview

Students investigate the formula for the area of regular polygons given the length of one side.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students will investigate the formula for finding the area of a regular polygon given the length of the sides. First, students will discover the formula for regular polygons of n = 3, 4, and 5 sides.

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    Next, students will apply what they have learned to solve problems using the formula derived in Problem 1.

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    Finally, in Problem 3, students will apply what they have learned to real-world applications.