This activity has the students derive the formula for finding the area of a regular polygon. Demonstrating the procedure of constructing a regular polygon in front of the class maybe necessary depending on the students prior experience
Before the Activity
Students should have access to either the TI-83 or TI-84 family of calculators.
During the Activity
Students derive the formula for finding the area of a regular polygon.
After the Activity
Review student answers:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary